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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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This proves that our approach is valid, and it is possible to automatically optimize the memory access pattern and integrate optimization of locality of reference and parallelism.
Some characteristics are very important when we want to study the behavior of programs: their size in pages, use of dynamic memory allocation, locality of references, page management algorithms adopted by the operating system, memory access patterns and some hardware parameters.
Additionally, some Lisp machines use a read barrier to separate live-but-unused objects from objects that are actively being referenced by the program, and greatly improving the locality of reference for data being used [9].
Past work has noted that locality of reference is one of the major reasons for choosing a copying garbage collector in a virtual memory system.