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cache

 [kash]
a memory mechanism used by a computer to accelerate access to information.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Since it is not tied to the proprietary systems of a specific storage manufacturer, solid-state disk caches typically have a superior array of configuration options.
Server memory is used as either a traditional disk cache, as part of the cooperative cache, or as a discard cache.
In contrast, if all the data were in a disk cache on the 3081, one could hope to reduce the runtime by 96.9 percent for writes and 96.9 percent for reads.
A faster hard disk, disk cache, and optimal configuration of the computer (using the commands FASTOPEN, FILES, and BUFFER, for example) speed up disk-intensive tasks, such as large databases, more than a computer with higher speed.
Disk cache provides a major performance benefit and is mandatory for most moderate to high activity subsystems.
TenXpert is a dedicated, standalone, multi-user, Novell, NT and UNIX, CD-ROM network server offering up to 36 GB of hard disk cache that significantly enhances CD library performance.
Equipped with a CD-ROM network server offering a 9-GB hard disk cache, users simply attach the system directly to the network for instant, simultaneous, multi-user access.
According to the company, the system employs a 1-GB hard disk cache, often accesses CD data at 20 times the baseline CD-ROM speed, and serves both UNIX and PC workstations, making the TenXpert a near-universal network appliance.
I tested this program on a Leading Edge 386SX portable with a VGA LCD panel, 2MB of RAM, a 40MB hard drive, MS-DOS 5.0, QEMM 5.13 memory manager, Microsoft mouse with driver 7.04, and Microsoft's smartdriv.sys disk cache.
Companies can reuse a single external disk cache across the entire networked storage infrastructure.
When the same data is requested again, it is retrieved from hard disk cache. The information stays in the cache until it is the last data requested.