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What exactly is clustering?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Clustering

Hi,

Clustering is many thing for different operation systems. For windows its this....

http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/support/faqs/Clustering_faq.asp

(remove spaces from the above URL)

For OpenVMS it includes a distributed lock manager - that means that more than one machine can access one set of disks, files on the disks and even data within the files simultaneously and safely.

Unix also has a version although I'm not sure on the details.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by maclucaj In reply to Clustering

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by Jose Mir In reply to Clustering

Clustering is a special configuration of systems to achieve bigger levels of power or fault tolerance.
In Microsoft's own words:

Clustering Defined
In broad terms, a cluster is a group of independent systems working together as a single system.A client interacts with a cluster as though it is a single server. Cluster configurations are used to address both availability and scalability:
Availability: When a system in the cluster fails, the cluster software responds by dispersing the work from the failed system to the remaining systems in the cluster.
Scalability: When the overall load exceeds the capabilities of the systems in the cluster, additional systems may be added to the cluster. Using clustering technology, users incrementally add smaller, standard systems as needed to meet overall processing power requirements.

Jose P. Mir

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by Vortal In reply to Clustering

Clustering is a method of 'linking' multiple systems or applications in order to gain improve performance, reliability or scalability.
Different operating systems and even applications support different types of clustering.
Is your question right,did you want a definition of clustering or do you need to know about a specific area?

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