To take advantage of the Cluster, you should be able to break apart your research problem into many small pieces that are independent of each other. Ideally, when every piece has completed its task, your project will be finished. Such a problem is sometimes referred to as being embarrassingly parallel. If, however, the pieces must repeatedly combine their results with the other pieces' output and perform additional calculations, they need to be able to exchange information with each other. Such a problem is called synchronously parallel.