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cluster

 [klus´ter]
a group of similar objects, events, or other elements in close proximity.
suicide cluster a group of suicides in which one seems to set off others.

clus·ter

(klŭs'ter),
A group of similar or identical objects occurring naturally in close proximity (as grapes) or so assembled (as beads).
[O.E. clyster]

cluster

A generic term for any of the regions in the UK (Eastern, North East, North West and West Midlands, London, and Southern) created after consultation with Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) on how to best deliver local Information Technology solutions as part of the NHS Care Records initiative.

clus·ter

(klŭstĕr)
A group of similar or identical objects occurring naturally in close proximity (as grapes) or so assembled (as beads).
[O.E. clyster]

cluster,

n in epidemiology, a composite of confirmed cases of a disease, defect, or disability that occur in close proximity to one another with regard to time or space.

cluster

1. in epidemiological terms a naturally occurring group of similar units, e.g. animals which resemble each other, with respect to one or more variables, more than animals in different groups do, or a group of cases of a single disease in time or space.
2. assembly of claw and teat cups, as part of a milking machine.

cluster analysis
1. statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly interrelated subgroups.
2. a statistical analysis of the relationships between clusters in time and/or space.
cluster fly
see polleniarudis.
cluster sampling
see cluster sampling.
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Free Space Optical Networks for Ultra-Broad Services, Wiley, USA.
Terabeam has developed free space optics (sending invisible light primarily through office windows) and millimeter wave (60 Gigahertz radio) technologies to deliver the speed, capacity and connectivity of fiber optics and the delivery times of a wireless technology.
BCWipe ensures that there is always sufficient free space available for work by automatically monitoring and maintaining the threshold as set by the user.
If PSM does not complete, then this company won't have the available free space to do their business every day.
The solution is setting up a disk compaction schedule, historically requiring an administrator to endure a lengthy process of zeroing every bit of free space on a thin disk up to full provisioning while that virtual machine is offline.
This is welcome news, particularly with the increasing prevalence of laptops and netbooks since the default drive sizes used in these are commonly 100-250 GB, making the ability to operate in reduced free space environments more vital than ever.
But if the only available space is broken into pieces, the system will have no alternative but to fragment the files so they fit in the numerous chunks of available free space.
Their current version of Diskeeper pushed the envelope far out ahead of current technology by preventing much of the fragmentation before it could happen and also enabling the recapture of bloated free space.
With core technology expertise in the application of advanced adaptive optics, they develop free space optical communications and iris biometrics based identification solutions for both government and commercial markets.
NuCrypt has transformed physical-layer security for free space optical lasercom," says Dean Senner, President and CEO of AOptix Technologies.
AlphaPoint Technology, a leading software development and services firm, continues to revolutionize the ITAM Software sector with advanced modules that allow for the immediate and instantaneous Install-Move-Add-Change (IMAC) functionality to include, Free Space Tracking and Reserve Space capabilities.
Free Space Recovery: After Windows files are deleted from a thin provisioned volume in other SANs, the operating system will continue to report that the space is unavailable.