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1. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch: "She held out her hand, a small tight cluster of fingers" (Anne Tyler).
2. Linguistics Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster.
3. A group of academic courses in a related area.
v. clus·tered, clus·ter·ing, clus·ters
To gather or grow into bunches.
To cause to grow or form into bunches.

[Middle English, from Old English clyster.]


 a group gathered together in a cluster.
Examples: clustering of calamities, 1576; of humble dwellings, 1858; of verdure, 1842; clustering together in companies, 1541.
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Noun1.Clustering - a grouping of a number of similar thingsclustering - a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
knot - a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
swad - a bunch; "a thick swad of plants"
tuft, tussock - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
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Cray has announced that overall customer-reported scores for the Cray X1 supercomputer system were the best for any high-performance computing (HPC) system on the new HPC Challenge benchmark tests co-sponsored by the DARPA HPCS (High Productivity Computing Systems) program, the U.
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The new generation of high-performance computing uses promises to help deliver more powerful and accessible high-performance computing resources to new as well as to traditional users of supercomputing infrastructures.
Meanwhile, a number of universities, government laboratories, and other institutions developed their own high-performance computing centers.
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a provider of innovative and highly scalable modular storage systems for the open enterprise, has announced that the company's 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) technology will be demonstrated at SuperComputing 2004, the premier conference on high-performance computing, networking and storage.
From humble beginnings as part of a NASA project in the early 1990s, Beowulf clusters have now secured their place as the predominant high-performance computing architecture.
According to Pellerin, FPGA-based high-performance computing can be used to accelerate a broad range of applications including financial computing, image processing, bioinformatics, security, and geophysics for oil and gas exploration.
COLSA installed a 32-processor SGI Origin 3400 server in April and a 64-processor SGI Origin 3800 server in September to support the ground-based Midcourse Defense elements and the High-Performance Computing Center at the ARC.
The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor, with Direct Connect Architecture, combined with innovative high-performance computing technology, from DRC and Microway, offers a compelling solution to serve both HPC and enterprise data center environments," said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation marketing, AMD.
Unisys recently announced plans to collaborate with the Cornell Theory Center (CTC) to demonstrate the value of the Unisys Enterprise Server ES7000 as a platform for use in high-performance computing (HPC) environments.
Longbow technology allows an InfiniBand fabric, normally a short-range network used in high-performance computing, to be extended via optical fiber over varying distances.

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