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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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In addition, the high port density available in Extreme Networks switches ensures support for a large number of server clusters without increasing the cost of supporting those clusters.
The natural inclination of cluster computing developers is to deploy a networked storage solution that can be accessed by all nodes in the cluster.
On their computer, Landman and his colleagues have also splattered gold clusters against nickel to model the molecular dynamics of gold-plating processes.
It includes support for double-data-rate InfiniBand-4X and bonded dual-GbE, which doubles the storage bandwidth for Ethernet-connected clusters.
These solutions use the same divide-and-conquer approach as scale-out computing architectures--spreading data across the storage cluster, enhancing data and metadata operation throughput by distributing load, and providing a single point of management and single namespace for a large, high performance file system.
If gargantuan assemblages of galaxies from distant reaches of the universe do exist, spacecraft mounted with precision X-ray and microwave telescopes should capture images of these clusters.
Investment in current and future storage technologies is protected, thanks to the architecture's unique support for different size and speed disk drives within the same cluster, or distributed between clusters.
When galaxies form a cluster, some of the dark matter gets stripped off and gathers around the cluster as a whole, she speculates.
The HP BladeSystem c-Class is expected to be available in the HP Cluster Platform 3000BL configuration in August.
Drug discovery, circuit design, automobile design, financial analyses and digital media applications all benefit from the use of large cluster computing configurations.
In the 13-aluminum-atom cluster studied by Khanna and Jena, the atoms form a compact, 20-sided configuration.
We are extremely pleased to be able to offer customers Voltaire's InfiniBand hardware and HPC solutions on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003," said Patrick Guay, senior vice president, marketing, Voltaire.