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1. <architecture> Multiple servers providing the same
service. The term may imply resilience to failure and/or
some kind of load balancing between the servers. Compare
2. <file system> An elementary unit of allocation of a disk
made up of one or more physical blocks.
A file is made up of a whole number of possibly
non-contiguous clusters. The cluster size is a tradeoff
between space efficiency (the bigger is the cluster, the
bigger is on the average the wasted space at the end of each
file) and the length of the FAT.
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