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clusters

geographically proximate groups of interconnected companies, suppliers, service producers and associated institutions, linked by commodities and complementarities. Michael Porter identified clusters as being vital for competitiveness insofar as they improve productivity and flexibility, aid innovation and contribute to new business formation. Porter noted that national economies tend to specialise in certain industrial clusters and that if these clusters are internationally competitive then their export performance will be good. See COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF COUNTRIES, EXTERNAL ECONOMIES OF SCALE.
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Even though the cluster required unparalleled performance and availability, we were able to deploy a single platform," notes Ilkowski.
The beauty of stretching clusters is that it comes for free, customers don't have to configure anything, there should be no data loss, and if a disaster occurs there is no downtime.
PolyServe Matrix Server consists of a general-purpose CFS for scalable data sharing, high-availability (HA) services that increase system uptime, and cluster and storage management capabilities for managing servers and storage as a single unit from a single console.
Thunder Bay's Lakehead University technology transfer officer Barbara Eccles developed the proposal for a northwestern Ontario (NWO) biotechnology cluster.
The success of the Powell cluster helped secure the TI-04 procurement for Linux Networx.
4 million kilometers per hour favors a strong interaction with the cluster gas.
Similar genes are sorted into groups, or clusters, that provide insights into gene interactions and thus help to explain underlying biological processes.
Valence Cluster also greatly simplifies system and database administration by consolidating computing and database resources into a single logical resource.
An MS cluster that drew scare headlines was reported in Key West, Florida in 1985.
Based on predominant CAI designated summary Holland Code, this cluster was labelled accordingly as the Realistic-Technical cluster.
By integrating with Platform OCS, TotalView is now more easily accessible to software engineers looking to accelerate the development process in a Linux cluster environment," said Gary Tyreman, Vice President, Platform Computing.
These storage servers, combined with distributed system software, are designed to be a peer in the storage cluster or grid.