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Meeting at SC2001 on Thursday. Attendees: Naryan, Al, Rusty, JP, Stephen. We discussed what functions and information are needed to accomplish cluster building and configuring. Functions: Boot control (shutdown, boot, reboot OS) Hardware control (power off/on, wake-on-lan, etc.) Node install (load OS) Node configuration change Hardware diagnostics Partitioning (node grouping) Access control (add/delete users from system and their permissions) Information Node Identification Boot log Harware inventory Hardware maintenance history Software inventory Node administrative state External Components we depend on: Monitoring Information Service Security service Process accounting Discussion of how diskless nodes may affect the use of the above functions. Internal vs. external source for boot such as network boot.