A World Wide Web search engine
developed collaboratively by Inktomi Corporation and HotWired, Inc., the publisher of Wired magazine. Rather than using a few mainframes
to search and index Web pages
, HotBot uses many workstations
working in parallel, what they call a Network of Workstations (NOW)
. HotBot claims that this strategy allows them to keep up with the exponential growth of the Web better than competing search engines.