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Wikia’s Got A Truck Full of Servers — 1,000 To Be Exact!
Over the past week, one of the messages on the Wikia search mailing list I am on asked for an update on the Wikia search project. To which Jimmy Wales replied with, "On track, we are hard at work right now…" and displayed the image below. The Unofficial Search Wikia blog was able to pin down Wales’ on IRC and got the following comment:
Many people have speculated that this is for a crawl and/or Hadoop cluster and this was confirmed by Jimmy Wales on IRC when I asked if the servers were for a web crawl he replied “they are for the wikia search web crawl, yes”.
Here is the image that Jimmy pointed the list to: