scratchpad

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scratch pad

n.
1. A pad of paper for preliminary or hasty writing, notes, or sketches.
2. also scratch·pad (skrăch′păd′) Computers An internal register used for temporary storage of preliminary data or notes.
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Noun1.scratchpad - (computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information
computer memory, computer storage, memory board, store, memory, storage - an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
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scratchpad

[ˈskrætʃpæd] N (US) → bloc m (para apuntes o para borrador)
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It was the first tape management system to enable tape library inventory tracking with a complete audit trail; tracking of off-site vaults; standard and customizable reporting; support for pooling to ensure scratch tape availability; and utilities for controlling tape and catalog maintenance activities.
These customers use LTMON to provide integrated and centralized management for the complete virtual tape solution with a native mainframe console, including such items as alerts for hard disk errors, capacity reporting, and scratch tape management.
In addition, tape retention periods are reviewed to make sure they are sufficient for configured generations and a status audit is conducted on available scratch tapes.