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A computer cluster is

a set of connected computers or processors that work together in such a way that they can be viewed as a single system.[1]

Overview Edit

The components of a cluster are commonly, but not always, connected to each other through fast local area networks. Clusters are usually deployed to improve performance and/or availability over that of a single computer, while typically being much more cost-effective than single computers of comparable speed or availability.

References Edit

  1. "Supercomputer Glossary" (full-text).
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