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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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We have seen ravens in the Missoula, Montana area cache meat in trees during midwinter, and previously reported a case where a raven cached a vole atop a wooden power pole in February (Hendricks 2008).
Assuming the multiprocessor is not cached; for 'R' main memory accesses the maximum access time is RS, where s is the access time of the non-cache main memory.
A mobile client can verify the validity of a cached item by comparing the last update time and its AVI.
The idea is that if a page that is indexed in Google is temporarily unavailable, or overloaded with hits, then Google can supply the cached copy.
For example, if an HMTL page has something specific to Internet Explorer and gets cached, the cache might send it to a Netscape user.
A highly selective query on a very large relation C is submitted at a client that has no data cached. Assume that relation C is stored remotely on Server I.
The master copy of a block is the first copy to be cached by any client and is therefore the copy originally fetched from the server (Figure 2).
By choosing the shortest execution path through one loop iteration and using the ceiling operator, this calculation is designed to err on the conservative side, and thus increase the likelihood that prefetched data will be cached before it is requested by the processor.
-- Support for a full range of sophisticated relational operations against cached data.
A more likely explanation is that chipmunks foraging on the watered experimental grid may have associated cached seeds with the Y-shaped twigs and vertical wires that I used to mark cache sites, and then used this information to find caches on the control grid just a few meters away, using visual rather than olfactory cues.
Caching by jays would not facilitate recruitment if the nuts cached were nonviable, damaged by insects, all consumed by jays and other animals, or cached in a manner or in habitats that would prohibit germination or survival.