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cache

 [kash]
a memory mechanism used by a computer to accelerate access to information.

cache

[kash]
(in computer technology) a fast storage buffer in the central processing unit or hard drive used to increase the amount and speed of data processing. Also called cache memory.

cache

A storage area on a PC’s hard drive where the browser temporarily stores web pages and/or graphic elements.
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Several authors propose a hybrid cache scheme which tries to retain the advantages of a shared L2 cache but minimizing the miss latency.
SNUCA-2 improves the previous design by using a two-dimensional switched network, as the area requirements of using a dedicated transmission channel becomes prohibitive when the number of L2 cache banks increases.