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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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Previously, organizations have spent weeks or months writing clustering code by hand and have invested in expensive tools to make Java applications in production cluster and scale efficiently.
Multi-level failover/failback: Multiple layers of resilience within and across the storage cluster can be provided by failover and failback mechanisms that optimize storage resilience and continuous application performance.
While many astronomers believe that low-mass X-ray binaries give birth to millisecond pulsars, researchers have found far fewer of these binaries than pulsars in clusters.
And, because the cluster will empower scientists who use it to potentially make vitally important discoveries, the solution's wire-speed Ethernet capabilities ensure that mission critical clustering applications perform as expected, regardless of the complexity or network and server load, with the lowest possible incremental latency.
For example, if one controller failed in a system that had four controllers in a single cluster the other three would continue on as if nothing happened.
PolyServe Matrix Server complements new Oracle Database 10g storage management features, such as Automatic Storage Management (ASM), by simplifying cluster installation and maintenance, significantly improving data-loading performance by enabling parallel Extract Transform and Load (ETL) operations clusterwide, and adding valuable high-availability features, such as multi-path I/O (MPIO).
Some KL clusters were compared with known genes from Onto-Express, which confirmed that clusters shared similar gene functions.
He notes that, unlike C153, the vast majority of stripped-down spiral galaxies, known as S0 galaxies, don't reside in clusters.
It is exactly what we thought would work for the clusters," McLeod explains.
Until now, cluster management has been a barrier to the wider adoption of Linux clustering.
Armon is trying to apply a mathematical formula to calculate the probability of the chance occurrence of apparent clusters, taking into consideration the cases that are not reported.
To represent the similarity relationships among these 91 skilled occupations in a hierarchical structure, their mean R-I-A-S-E-C profiles reported in the CAI manual (Johannson, 1982) were used as input and submitted to a hierarchical cluster analysis.