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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

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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Clustered network storage systems that support RAIN or RAIN-like functionality can survive multiple controller failures.
These tasks are essentially eliminated with clustered network storage systems.
Thanks to the transition of the processing infrastructure to cluster- and blade-based architectures, today's computing and application administrators understand the issues underlying clustered solutions.
The DSC architecture is designed to provide optimized, continuous performance for today's aggregated, clustered application workloads.
The clustered approach provides a storage architecture that delivers true competitive advantage, business responsiveness, and accelerated return on investment.
A clustered storage architecture offers improvements over a traditional SAN architecture because it supports:
For example, in a clustered environment, a one-terabyte database might be cloned and deployed on a database cluster running on two servers.
The clustered environment must maintain the consistency and integrity of the file system itself.

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