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What is a cluster?

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The Question is:

what is a cluster

The Answer is :

  The following is paraphrased from the available OpenVMS Cluster
  Systems manual:
    "An OpenVMS Cluster system is a highly integrated organization of
  OpenVMS software, Alpha and VAX computers, and storage devices that
  operate as a single system.  The OpenVMS Cluster acts as a single
  virtual system, even though it is made up of many distributed systems.
   As members of an OpenVMS Cluster system, Alpha and VAX computers can
  share processing resources, data storage and batch and print queues
  under a single security and management domain, yet they can boot or
  shutdown independently."
  For additional details, please see the OpenVMS Cluster Systems Manual.
  This documentation is available via pointers in the OpenVMS FAQ.

answer written or last revised on ( 3-SEP-2000 )

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