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cache

 [kash]
a memory mechanism used by a computer to accelerate access to information.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cache

A storage area on a PC’s hard drive where the browser temporarily stores web pages and/or graphic elements.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In DSM machines, cache coherency is maintained, so users can program at a higher level as if they were using a true shared-memory machine, although efficiency still requires that close attention be given to data locality.
For high-availability environments that demand redundancy, preserving cache coherency between a pair of in-band devices requires cache mirroring, which adds back some latencies.
The Nap and Sleep modes disable bus snooping; therefore a hardware handshake is provided to ensure data cache coherency before the 603 enters these power management (PM) modes.