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

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.
With directCache, Fusion-io customers can have Terabytes of cache acceleration at their fingertips to speed performance of any backing store.
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.