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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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Notations for formalizing data location model Notation Description Number of cache sets in L1 and L2 cache per core, as well as L3 cache of all [N.sub.L1], [N.sub.L2], [N.sub.L3] cores.
Configuration: 2 processors/16 cores/32 threads, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2690 (2.9GHz with 20MB L3 cache per processor), 512GB of memory, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition SP1.
The reason is that on the CPU chip, other than cores, the shared resources such as L3 cache and memory controller also consume a lot of power.
-- 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 with 4MB shared L3 cache;
The new 8-core Mac Pro, includes:* two 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5500 series processors with 8MB of shared L3 cache per processor;* 6GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory, expandable up to 32GB;* NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics with 512MB of GDDR3 memory;* 640GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm;* 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVDAR DL/DVDARW/CD-RW);* Mini DisplayPort and DVI (dual-link) for video output (adapters sold separately);* four PCI Express 2.0 slots;* five USB 2.0 ports and four FireWire 800 ports;* Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; and* ships with Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad and Mighty Mouse.
The new Intel Xeon processor X7460 with 6 cores and 16MB L3 cache for expandable servers launching in September has already broken multiple performance world records.
Configuration of the central server was as follows: HP Integrity rx6600, 4 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 9050, 1.6 GHz, 32 KB(I) + 32 KB(D) L1 cache, 2 MB(I) + 512 KB(D) L2 cache, 24 MB L3 cache and 48 GB main memory.
As the L2 cache access latency is much lower than the L3 cache one, they consider the case in which write backs from an L2 cache can be placed in a neighbouring cache instead of the further L3 cache.
The servers can have up to 64 single Intel Itanium 2 1.5 GHz processors with 6 MB L3 cache on-chip, or 64 mx2 1.1 GHz dual-processor modules (128 total processors) with a 32 MB cache per module--certain models feature hot-swappable processors.
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).
The SCM has a single Power5 chip, which includes 64KB of L1 cache per core and a shared 1.9MB L2 cache in between the two cores; the Power5 chip also includes the L3 cache controller.