scratch file


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scratch file

n
(Computer Science) computing a temporary store for use during the execution of a program
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Subject of procurement is a Compute Cluster together with a parallel scratch file system for scientific working groups of the Technical University of Ilmenau.
The 64-bit Itanium processors handle up to 24 GB of RAM so they accommodate big PEA scratch files very well.
What users often do not realize, however, is that many seemingly professional word processing and graphics packages as well as operating systems create temporary scratch files or holding areas for data during processing.