Is random access memory random?.
- Denning, P. J.
- Jan 30, 1986.
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- Most software is contructed on the assumption that the programs and data are stored in random access memory (RAM). Physical limitations on the relative speeds of processor and memory elements lead to a variety of memory organizations that match processor addressing rate with memory service rate. These include interleaved and cached memory. A very high fraction of a processor's address requests can be satified from the cache without reference to the main memory. The cache requests information from main memory in blocks that can be transferred at the full memory speed. Programmers who organize algorithms for locality can realize the highest performance from these computers.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19860020062.
Accession ID: 86N29534.
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