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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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Our proposed approach requests similar MIB information that has been stored in the MIB switch memory cache, considering the fat tree topology using Mininet.
The 80486DX has a built-in math coprocessor that is ideal for FEA-type analysis and an 8-kilobyte memory cache. Machines of 33 MHz are readily available; 40- and 50-MHz machines are already shipping in quantity.
Netscape is faster on smaller directories because it reportedly uses a solid-state memory cache architecture rather than searching from disk.
<p>Intel also introduced a technology called Robson that placed a flash memory cache on notebook motherboards.<p>Copyright 2009 IDG Middle East.
These will include multi-chip ceramic modules (MCM) and memory cache components for use in IBM and Hitachi servers.
MRAM used for memory caches will be on the order of several megabytes of storage.
However, say Sandia's Richard Murphy, Arun Rodrigues and former student Megan Vance, that the lack of immediate access to individualized memory caches - the "food" of each processor - would slow the process down instead of speeding it up once the number of cores exceeds eight.