A compact cluster computer with embedded CPUs and its application to rapid prototyping of fingerprint verification system

Yoshifumi Sasaki, Koichi Ito, Takafumi Aoki, Tatsuo Higuchi

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Abstract

This paper presents a compact cluster computer, called “UCC (Ubiquitous Computing Cluster)”, which provides a cost-effective prototyping environment for design and test of ubiquitous computing applications. We achieve extremely small size, low power consumption and low cost by employing COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) embedded CPUs. We also present an application of UCC to fingerprint verification using phase-based image matching and its performance analysis. Our experimental observation shows that the cluster is useful for prototyping practical application programs targeted at network-connected embedded CPUs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-470
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Electronics Express
Volume2
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb

Keywords

  • cluster computers
  • fingerprint verification
  • parallel computers
  • parallel processing
  • ubiquitous computing

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