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An intermediate data storage area with high performance but limited capacity. The term "cache" can refer to hardware cache (on a processor) or software cache (which stores commonly used values in a computer's memory).

An intermediate data storage area with high performance but limited capacity.

The term "cache" can refer to hardware cache (on a processor) or software cache (which stores commonly used values in a computer's memory) or to disk-cache (which stores information on disk, e.g. used with browsers).

For HW cache on CPU's please use the tag

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