- 1. In general usage a cluster is a number of similar things which are grouped together. For example a cluster of stars or a set of events grouped by date and/or geographic location.
- 2. A number of linked computers, which work together and can appear
and be treated in some respects as though they were a single computer.
Also known as clustering.
- 3. The smallest amount of space that is allocated on a disk for a file or
folder. The cluster size is fixed when a disk is formatted, and may vary between
systems as a function of disk size, operating system, file system type (e.g. FAT
cf cluster size.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/Cluster_(file_system) - File system cluster explained.