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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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It has 8 kilobytes of memory, called primary memory cache, built right into the chip.
The P5 will have two internal memory caches, one for instructions and one for data.
Combining tape and disk is popular, with major tape vendors offering storage products mixing tape and disk arrays (virtual and/or physical), and large front-end memory caches.