precaching

precaching

Pronounced "pre-cashing," it refers to software that downloads data ahead of time in anticipation of its use. For example, when a Web page is retrieved, the pages that users typically jump to when they leave that page might be precached in anticipation. An application might precache files that are commonly called for at some time during a session.

Precaching differs from Web and browser caching, in that precaching implies storing files that are expected to be used, whereas regular caching deals with files already requested by the user. Sometimes, the terms "precaching" and "caching" are used synonymously. See Web cache and browser cache.
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2003), user tracking for automatic travel diaries and emergency calls, personalized audiovisual narrations to museum visitors, contextualized reminders, and precaching of data.
On the other hand, if the data is a large archive of videos being sent overnight for precaching at CDN edges, then it may be that the retransmission requests could be managed during the morning.
He discusses various models of system use, derives optimal idle-time allocation policies for these models, and illustrates their utility with practical examples such as precaching media content based on predicted user behaviors while web-surfing.