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cache

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

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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First, we compute the L1 cache conflict estimates between Q and already placed procedures for all displacements of Q between 0 and [C.sub.1] - 1.
We compute the L2 cache conflict estimates for all [d.sub.2] derived in this fashion and select the set [D.sub.2] containing those displacements with a L2 cache cost estimate within 5% of the minimum value.
However, researchers have also noted that cache conflicts can have significant impact on performance and are highly sensitive to the problem size and block size [Lam et al.
1992], we choose an effective cache size to be a fraction of the actual size as a first approximation to the effects of cache conflicts.(8) The Prefetch latency indicates to the compiler how many cycles in advance it should try to prefetch a reference.