VeriTest was commissioned by Inktomi to conduct the test. It found that in raw scoring (where URL position wasn’t taken into account), Inktomi came out tops — but just barely. Inktomi earned 1630 points, with Google just behind at 1597. That’s so close that I’d essentially consider the services tied. Behind the leaders came, surprisingly to me, WiseNut at 1277, followed by Teoma at 1275, AltaVista 1222 and AllTheWeb at 1173, another big surprise for coming in last.
Isn’t Inktomi now UltraSeek, which is now owned by Verity?
This piece also has some interesting things to say about bias in commissioned tests.