backing store


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backing store

n
(Computer Science) a computer storage device, usually a disk, that provides additional storage space for information so that it can be accessed and referred to when required and may be copied into the processor if needed
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backing store

Programs or data saved outside a computer on tape or disk.
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Later, larger multiprocessing computers led to the use of backing store, and to permitting each program to have its own windows.
The SM731 can be configured with 16 Mbytes or 32 Mbytes of high speed SDRAM display memory to provide ample local storage for image and off-screen data such as texture maps, Z-buffer and backing store. Software provided by Peritek includes SDL (Standard Drawing Library), a compact, scaleable graphics sub-routine package for VxWorks.
Each of the processors is supported with 16 Mbytes of high speed SGRAM display memory to provide ample local storage for image and off-screen data such as texture maps, Z-buffer and backing store. To simplify boot-up in different operating system environments, it features a custom BIOS that supports both VGA and FCode.