Company XYZ is an advertising company. It has its own website but the search facilities offered are not reliable. The company is willing to invest to acquire new machines and software. The company wants to have a new and powerful search engine like Google. You have been asked to develop and implement the search engine.
(a) Will a supercomputer be necessary to implement search engine? What is the best hardware that can be employed? Give reasons for the choice of hardware.
(b) What operating system or operating systems would you recommend and why?
(c) What database management system(s) will you consider and why?
(d) How are you going to organise the database?
(e) Company XYZ wants a fault tolerant system. So in case of breakdown, the search engine must be available for use. What would you recommend as solution?
(f) Draw a well labelled diagram showing the architecture of the system. Provide a list of other hardware components that will be needed.