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HotWired gets into the search act

HotWired today announced its formal entry into the crowded search engine market.

As expected, HotWired today announced its formal entry into the crowded search engine market.

Called HotBot, the search engine is a result of a partnership between HotWired and Inktomi, the developer of the product, the Associated Press reported.

HotBot takes a different approach to indexing information culled from the hundreds of thousands of Web sites on the Internet. Instead of deploying a single powerful and expensive computer, HotBot uses several lower-end machines and networks them to perform similar tasks.

"By using a bunch of little machines instead of one big machine, we get no limits on growth, better cost performance, and better fault tolerance because if one node fails the rest can cover for them," Inktomi's co-founder Eric Brewer told the AP.

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