A server architecture that connects many small computers to perform a given task. The result is that they behave as one machine. For example Google uses thousands of regular computers to maintain their web site index and deliver search results. Usually this is done for better performance and reliability.
1. Using two or more computer systems that work together. It generally refers to multiple servers that are linked together in order to handle variable workloads or to provide continued operation in the event one fails. Each computer may be a multiprocessor system itself. For example, a cluster of four computers, each with four CPUs, would provide a total of 16 CPUs processing simultaneously. 2. In search engine results, it is to restrict the number of listings per web site to only one or two links.
the placement of records physically close together on disc, based (usually) on some attribute value(s).
Connecting two or more computers to behave as a single computer. Thanks to clustering, two or more computers can jointly execute a function, activity can be distributed evenly across a computer network, and systems can respond gracefully to unexpected failures.
Clustering is an up-and-coming technology using two or more computers that function together as a single entity for fault tolerance and load balancing. This increases reliability and up-time in a client/server environment. One computer will sense when another computer is failing or getting bogged down and will take over its tasks.
In a client/server environment clustering means using two or more computers which function together as one single entity. When one computer is failing, the other will take over its task. This procedure will increase reliability and up-time.
Clustering is the process of associating multiple servers so that they function as a single, virtual server. Clustering can provide greater overall system availability, performance, and capacity for the server platforms.
a cross between parallel processing and distributed computing. Networked computers, on a local level, work together just like a parallel machine. Although the work is split across multiple computers, they behave in a parallel fashion. The same hurdles for parallel processing still exist. Mentioned in: DC Alternatives, Parallel Processing. See also: parallel processing.
Clustering is the use of multiple computers and storage devices to create what seems to be a single system. Clustering is often used to increase a system's availability and for load balancing on highly-trafficked Web sites.
employing multiple computers, storage devices, and redundant interconnections, to form what appears to data consumers as a single, highly- available system, for load balancing and business continuity.
A type of server architecture. Two or more computers will be linked for load-balancing purposes; i.e. in order for individual computers to manage large tasks. This is a cost-effective and useful method of, for example, increasing system availability or managing web sites with large amounts of traffic.
The act of linking two or more computers together so they behave like a single unit. Clustering is used commonly for load balancing, fault-tolerance and parallel processing.
The degree to which a social network can be defined by clear sub-networks. For example, if all the employees at a company over age 45 hung out together and all the employees under age 45 hung out together, there would be clustering of the network around age.
A method of distributing processing among several computers in order to reduce the number of SPOFs. QNX native networking offers transparent network-wide processing, which facilitates building clustered HA applications.
Connecting two or more computers together in such a way that they appear to be a single computing resource. Clustering is used for parallel processing, load balancing, and fault tolerance; a popular strategy for implementing grid computing, since it is relatively easy to add new CPUs simply by adding a new server or blade to the overall cluster. Clusters are typically transparent to users and applications.
Clustering is the process of connecting multiple servers together in order to provide greater overall system availability, performance, and capacity for your server platforms. Clustering using MSCS (Microsoft Cluster Server) to connect two servers together provides failover capability, which ensures availability of the server/application. The PowerVault SAN supports multiple clusters to share the same PowerVault 650F.
Creating a mini-network of computers that function in a fault resilient manner.If one computer fails, others in the cluster take up the additional load.
Connecting many computers and making them appear as one machine. This is done to increase reliability and performance.
Objects can be created close together in the federation, based on their predicted access patterns. Thus, if two objects are typically accessed together, clustering them in the same database will minimize tape-mounts in mass store, and placing them on the same page will improve access by pre-fetching the second one when the first is accessed, minimizing I/O traffic.
A configuration of high-availability servers and storage systems that can handle the loss of system resources without disturbing centrally stored data availability for end-user community
Linking together two or more computer systems to share the workload or provide continued operation in case one fails.
Connecting two or more computers together in such a way that they behave like a single computer. Clustering is used for parallel processing, for load balancing and for fault tolerance.