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Although novel architectures such as cell processors, graphics processors, and FPGAs are growing in popularity, conventional microprocessor designs pack a punch in a small footprint and are widely supported by commodity operating system and development tools. In this installment of Scientific Programming, we're going to talk about our initial foray into embedded Linux running on the slug, which is the pet name for the Linksys NSLU2, a home "appliance" aimed at providing network-attached storage.

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )