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cluster around (someone or something)

1. To gather around someone or something. The kids clustered around the clown to watch him make balloon animals.
2. To position someone or something around someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "cluster" and "around." Mom clustered the kids around the clown so that they could all see him make balloon animals. Now we need to cluster the purple flowers around the white ones.
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cluster together

To gather or bunch together. The kids clustered together to watch the clown make balloon animals. Why are all of our nicest Christmas ornaments clustered together on one side of the tree?
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cluster around someone or something

[for a group of people or things] to bunch together, surrounding someone or something. The birds clustered around the chimney top to keep warm. The kids clustered around the police officer.
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cluster someone or something around someone or something

to bunch people or things together around someone or something. She clustered the cups around the punch bowl. Karen clustered the children around the fire.
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cluster together

to bunch or group together. All of the bats clustered together on the roof of the cave. The children clustered together in small groups here and there on the playground.
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cluster fuck

1. n. an act of group rape. (Also Charlie Foxtrot from the initials CF. Usually objectionable.) Look at her! She’s just asking for a cluster fuck.
2. n. any event as riotous as an act of group rape. (Figurative on sense 1 The same allusion as sense 1) This goddamn day has been one long cluster fuck!
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Clustered network storage is a single system so management stays fundamentally the same regardless of how many controllers you add.
In 2002, PolyServe unveiled the world's largest clustered Oracle database on Linux proof of concept.
Centralized Cluster Management: To facilitate the complexities of loosely coupled environments, Pyramid provides a single console for centralized clustered management.
Clustered storage offerings are common in the market today, but the majority of these solutions are based on legacy "scale-up" architectures.
0 introduces an Eclipse plug-in for quickly configuring objects and services to be clustered, as well as an enhanced management console for monitoring and tuning.
A clustered design enables flexible investment, deployment, and management of storage resources.
It is priced at $7,995 for each management console that will be part of the clustered configuration.
Today's enterprises benefit from the deployment of clustered processing and application architectures with dramatically increased uptime and resilience, configuration flexibility, and immediate scalability.
MetaData Managers can be clustered just as easily as object storage devices for optimal performance.
An industry-leading Out-of-Band Infrastructure (OOBI) solution, Cyclades console servers allow customers to locally, or remotely, manage IT assets within networks of clustered computers through alternate paths to gain improved productivity and to help safeguard IT operations against unplanned disruptions.
Clustered processing and application architectures have been proven to improve uptime and resilience, configuration flexibility, and make it possible to increase capacity as needed.
ClusterWorld Summit is the premier event on clustered systems for customers in commercial, research, and academic computing.
Can you afford to replicate a clustered production environment for development and testing environments?
Support for additional data types and functions allow Emic Application Clustering to seamlessly incorporate more data manipulation functions in applications and allow them to be clustered without application modifications.
A new product family that adds virtualization and other benefits to clustered server environments is VERITAS SANPoint Foundation Suite HA.
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