Computing (FOLDOC) dictionary
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storage, architecture The storage device used by a computer
to hold the currently executing program and its working data.
use of the term "core
" for main memory.
Computers have several other sorts of memory, distinguished by
their access time, storage capicity, cost, and the typical
lifetime or rate of change of the data they hold. Registers
in the CPU
are fast, few, expensive and typically change
every few machine instructions. Other kinds are cache