Our network just reached 1.7 million peers, global distributed across the continents. This is probably the largest p2p web search grid in the world. This land mark also impressively demonstrates the scalability and maturity of FAROOs technology.
The number of connected computers surpasses even those in the datacenters of the biggest search engines.
Despite the huge number of peers, their global distribution, and the highly dynamic nature of the network, where peers dynamically joining and departing, we are reaching a latency below a second. The searches are fully distributed, without the support of any centralized entity, or any single FAROO owned server or peer involved.
Imagine there are a million volunteers, just waiting to assist you and to answer your questions. They live all over the planet. But you know only a few of them. And now suddenly you have a question, a very urgent one. It has to be answered within one second. And one of your volonteers has the answer, but you don’t know who.
You can’t call them one by one by phone, you even don’t know their number. Or visit them with your private jet, as you don’t know their address. But you can use FAROO, it’s just doing all the magic for you.
FAROO’s search grid is now powered by a combined 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 processor cycles per month. A giant number, right? That’s similar to the number of grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth.