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Caching and other disk access avoidance techniques on personal computers

By P. J. Jalics, D. R. McIntyre

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 32 No. 2, Pages 246-255

CPU processing speed is rapidly increasing on PCs, resulting in a widening gap between disk access and CPU speed. The performance of three common disk caching systems are examined in an effort to determine a technique for reducing the gap.

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