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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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For example, the L1 cache has a size of around 16 to 64 K and offers the highest level of performance.
Figure 12 is a comparative view of cache bus power for a 32 KB L1 cache with 64-/32-/16-bit bus size.
The new benchmark results were achieved in an environment running SAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70 solution on a combined solution including NEC's Express5800/1320Xe, 32-way SMP, Intel Itanium 2, 1.6 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 256 KB L3 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 128 GB main memory, and iStorageS2000 SAN disk array system, Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based systems and SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).
Each Power5 core has 64KB of L1 cache, and the two cores on a chip share a 1.9MB, L2 cache.
900, 16-way SMP, SPARC64 V, 1.35 GHz, 256 KB L1 cache,
The cache model simulated a direct mapped cache similar to the L1 cache of our Sun machine.
It includes a 16-KB instruction and 16-KB data L1 cache (32 KB total) and an external 512-KB half processor speed Level 2 cache.
The Athlon also features a 128KB on-chip L1 cache and a 512KB standard L2 cache, scalable to 8MB.
Note, however, that Transmeta's processor has 128KB of L1 cache, while Intel's chip has just 32KB.
L1 Cache Miss Rates for Procedure Placement with and without Hot-Cold Splitting.