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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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After the birds harvested that tray, they were given a chance to recover the first tray's caches in the period between the two apparent spoilage dates, these birds incorporated the new information and focused mostly on the less perishable nuts.
On a recent five-hour jaunt in Point Mugu State Park with friends Wolf and Ingrid Schmidt, who they met geocaching, Green and Hall located four caches.
The trails are usually wet then, and the erosion from packtrains is worse than the caches themselves.
Common elements of a modular RAID server include host and disk interfaces, processor and data bus, cache, modular disk packaging, and high availability mechanisms.
This allows the browser to cache the graphics and reuse them without having to return to the server.
That data is kept transactionally consistent - changes to the cache are transparently synchronized with the data source, and vice versa.
It also becomes available as part of the storage infrastructure and system integrators and ISVs can use the file cache to enable functionality and performance that would be impossible to achieve with mechanical disk drives alone.
However, unless the RAID controllers doing the caching are configured in dual active pairs and designed with cache coherency and robust recovery mechanisms, caching can cause incorrect data to be delivered to applications and corrupt databases when elements in the I/O path fail.
Managed service providers operating in the education sector will particularly appreciate the manageability WARP DataReactor gives across large populations of caches.
It automatically caches frequently accessed blocks in its high-performance memory subsystem, improving read and write performance.
The Tacit Cache Server is a thin appliance that sits in front of a network attached storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN) system at the data center and coordinates access by multiple remote Storage Caches to the consolidated storage resources.