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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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Typical storage cache is restricted to use with one storage subsystem, but an external cache can be attached to multiple storage devices simultaneously, either directly or through a switched fabric.
The UltraSPARC-II processor with 4 MB of external cache running at 250 MHz delivers an estimated SPECint95 of 10.
The UltraSPARC IIi processor is sold both in a single chip and module solution with dedicated external cache.
a high-performance external cache of 256KB, expandable to
Equipped with 4 MB of external cache per processor, the COMPstation 4400 enables users to leverage four-way UltraSPARC-II chip technology to accomplish a system performance of 17.
Key features of the OptiPlex systems include fast local-bus video integrated on the motherboard, buffered serial ports allowing extremely fast sharing of information between the system and peripherals, and 128 kilobytes of external cache, improving overall system performance.
The high-performance Stylistic 2300 comes equipped with a 233 MHz Pentium MMX processor with 512 KB external cache, which gives pen tablet users the power of a midrange notebook.
The estimated selling price for an entry-level system is $9,000 configured with a 60 MHz Pentium processor, 16MB RAM, 256KB external cache, 1GB SCSI-2 hard disk drive, 525MB QIC tape drive, SVGA graphics board, keyboard and SCO UNIX with an unlimited user license.
Pricing ranges from $1,829 for a Model 245 Z-STATION 500 with a i486SX/33MHz CPU, 245MB PCI-bus IDE hard drive, 128K eternal cache and 8MB of RAM to $2,969 for a Model 510 Z-STATION 500 which includes a i486DX2/50MHz CPU, 510MB PCI-bus IDE hard drive, 128K external cache and 8MB of RAM.