In the summer of 2001 an initiative named the "Embedded Reasoning Institute" took form at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA. This initiative was a program for student interns involving design and implementation of systems by use of embedded systems components, wearable computers, and wireless technologies.
With experience gained in Embedded Reasoning Institute projects, members of our High Performance Computing and Networking group set about integrating a cluster computer for use in the upcoming Supercomputing 2001 Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado in November. The initial plan was to construct a four-node cluster for use in parallel programming tutorials, demonstrations, and displays. The cluster would be composed of small form-factor single-board computers.
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