BackRub is a "web crawler" which is designed to traverse the web.
Currently we are developing techniques to improve web search engines. We will make various services available as soon as possible.
BackRub is a research project of the Digital Library Project in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University.Some Rough Statistics (from August 29th, 1996)
BackRub is written in Java and Python and runs on several Sun Ultras and Intel Pentiums running Linux. The primary database is kept on an Sun Ultra II with 28GB of disk. Scott Hassan and Alan Steremberg have provided a great deal of very talented implementation help. Sergey Brin has also been very involved and deserves many thanks.
-Larry Page firstname.lastname@example.org