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external cache

A cache that is not built into the CPU chip. It resides on the motherboard. See cache.
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External cache systems generally support standard caching modes, such as write-through, write-back, and read-ahead.
The new system incorporates 466MHz UltraSPARC CPU modules with 8Mb mirrored external cache - offering up to 16% performance improvement compared to existing 400MHz/8Mb modules.
[1991], NB is selected for the RISC BLAS in a simple way: it is chosen so that all the submatrices of A, B, and C required for each submultiplication fit in the largest on-chip cache, except for the MEIKO CS2-HA because the HyperSparc only possesses an external cache on that computer.