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Tokyo University of Information Sciences maintains and distributes MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) satellite data as part of the research output for Frontier project. An intelligent image search system is being developed as part of the project, in order to retrieve requested images such as matching images patterns or forest and field fires extraction. The intelligent image search system applies genetic algorithm (GA) in the search algorithm. When searching for a target image area within the MODIS image database, it is possible that the search algorithm cannot match the optimal location when the brightness of the search image data and MODIS data image are very different. In order to solve this problem, we extended the search algorithm by implementing brightness information in the GA chromosome, so that brightness is adjusted within the GA image search. Further, we implemented the image search as distributed genetic algorithm search over a PC cluster network, in order to increase the search speed within the satellite image database. We tested the proposed system and verified the effectiveness of distributed genetic algorithm for the distributed MODIS satellite database search process.