Components of the cluster architecture that have an interactive ability, including device management interfaces. Examples include network switches, computer systems, serial port concentrators, and remote-access management cards.
A system in a cluster that runs performance monitoring or other system administrative services.
An acronym for “application programming interface”; a set of subroutine calls and data types that define an interface to a software service.
A cluster configuration that runs only a single application. This may drastically simplify the scheduling and system management aspects of a cluster when compared with a general-purpose cluster that must run ...