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Summary form only given. Data mining is an application that is commonly executed on massively parallel systems, often using clusters with hundreds of processors. With a disk-based data store, however, the data must first be delivered to the processors before effective mining can take place. Here, we describe the prototype of an experimental system that moves processing closer to where the data resides, on the disk, and exploits massive parallelism via reconfigurable hardware to perform the computation. The performance of the prototype is also reported.