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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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Fig 5&6 shows the simulation of the design using when 64K byte size with 2 way set associative cache is chosen and the processor requested for read a location address (re = 1), while Miss occurs (hit0 & hit1 = 0) and (dirty0 & dirty1= 0) with (LRU = 1) so the cache controller is stalled the processor for (8 clock cycles) until storing the previous data line which has the same index value and reads the requested address from the main memory to the Way1 of cache memory.
So the cache memory performance has huge impact in system performance.
However, the cache memory and processing power are still limited and not scalable and at some point may be a bottleneck.
Any RAID disk array with cache memory on the RAID controller should also have a battery backup module for added protection.