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Computer Architecture, 5th Edition by David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy

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B Review of Memory Hierarchy

Cache: a safe place for hiding or storing things.

Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language

Second College Edition (1976)

B.1 Introduction

This appendix is a quick refresher of the memory hierarchy, including the basics of cache and virtual memory, performance equations, and simple optimizations. This first section reviews the following 36 terms:

cache fully associative write allocate
virtual memory ...

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