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Definitions Edit

Computing Edit

Clustering is

[c]onnecting two or more computers together in such a way that enables them to act as a single computer. Clustering is used for parallel processing, load balancing, and fault tolerance.[1]

Data Edit

In clustering, a system automatically finds groups of users in the dataset that appear statistically similar.[2]

Internet Edit

Clustering refers to listing only one or two pages from each website in search results.

Overview (Computing) Edit

"Clustering is a popular strategy for implementing parallel processing applications because it enables companies to leverage the investment already made in PCs and workstations. In addition, it's relatively easy to add new CPUs simply by adding a new PC to the network."[3]

References Edit

  1. FFIEC IT Examination Handbook, Operations, Appendix B: Glossary (full-text).
  2. Steven M. Bellovin, Renée M. Hutchins, Tony Jebara & Sebastian Zimmeck, "When Enough Is Enough: Location Tracking, Mosaic Theory, and Machine Learning," 8 New York Univ. J. of Law & Liberty 555, 591 (2014) (full-text).
  3. Transforming the Security Classification System, at 38.

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