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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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The birds would hide seeds there; later, returning to the same preferred places, they would happen onto their caches.
On a recent five-hour jaunt in Point Mugu State Park with friends Wolf and Ingrid Schmidt, who they met geocaching, Green and Hall located four caches.
The trails are usually wet then, and the erosion from packtrains is worse than the caches themselves.
The controller's processing power, memory bandwidth, number of host interfaces, and disk interfaces are all fixed, although the amount of cache memory and the number of back-end disks in the server may be upgradeable.
The end user requests a page from the cache server just as he would from any Web site, using a domain name that is specific to the caching server.
Data written to a cache is vulnerable to loss until it is made permanent on disk.
ObjectCache provides middle-tier data cache management that allows rigid back-end systems to be extended.
I would like to add another hardware category to the standard SAN architectural sketch: the Solid-State Disk (SSD) file cache appliance or "SAN cache" (Fig 1).
Write caching is based on another simple principle--it takes a few microseconds to store write data in a controller's cache versus a half dozen milliseconds to store it on disk.
Managed service providers operating in the education sector will particularly appreciate the manageability WARP DataReactor gives across large populations of caches.
Two major European multinationals - one of the world's largest retailers and a global leader in electronics manufacturing - already have deployed Equant Cache Management on their corporate IP VPN networks, with a total of 380 caches in more than 50 countries.
While 16 gigabytes of RAID cache was once an expensive luxury to data centers, the RamSan-330's 16 to 64 gigabytes of fast RAID cache makes it available to any IT storage environment.