secondary cache

secondary cache

[‚sek·ən‚der·ē ′kash]
(computer science)
High-speed memory between the primary cache and main memory that supplies the processor with the most frequently requested data and instructions. Also known as level 2 cache.

secondary cache

(memory management)
(Or "second level cache", "level two cache", "L2 cache") A larger, slower cache between the primary cache and main memory. Whereas the primary cache is often on the same integrated circuit as the central processing unit (CPU), a secondary cache is usually external.
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In addition, cache response has been improved by installing NVMe(4) SSDs(5) capable of high response speeds as a secondary cache.
Each chipset hosts up to 8 cores, equipped with a 256 KB primary cache, as well as a secondary cache of up to 24 MB, an I/O processor, a memory controller, and a system controller.
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The upcoming processor will be available at speeds of up to 1.6GHz with a 1MB secondary cache and embedded 802.11b technology.
We model a two-level cache hierarchy with split 32KB, two-way set-associative primary instruction and data caches and a unified 1MB, four-way set-associative secondary cache. Both levels use 32-byte lines.
Each server will have two Itanium processors at 733 MHz, 2MB secondary cache per CPU, 4GB of SDRAM memory and 36GB of disk space.
Configured with Intel's 440BX chipset and the Intel Pentium III processor, the system has high clock speeds plus a 256KB on-chip secondary cache, further improving performance of Microsoft Office applications.
Evaluating stream buffers as a secondary cache replacement.
The amount of memory you have on your PC will have a noticeable effect on your computer's performance, regardless of the processor speed, There are three types of memory that you should be concerned with: RAM (at least 32MB); secondary cache memory (256K) and video RAM (2MB).
The new systems will ship standard with 1MB secondary cache, 128MB RAM, 9GB hard disk, 32X CD-ROM drive, 17-inch monitor, keyboard and mouse.