The Hardware/Software Balancing Act for Information Retrieval on Symmetric Multiprocessors

@inproceedings{Lu1998TheHB,
  title={The Hardware/Software Balancing Act for Information Retrieval on Symmetric Multiprocessors},
  author={Zhihong Lu and Kathryn S. McKinley and Brendon Cahoon},
  booktitle={Euro-Par},
  year={1998}
}
Web search engines, such as AltaVista and Infoseek, handle tremendous loads by exploiting the parallelism implicit in their tasks and using symmetric multiprocessors to support their services. The web searching problem that they solve is a special case of the more general information retrieval (IR) problem of locating documents relevant to the information… CONTINUE READING