CS 6303 - Computer Architecture
Q & A
1. Explain Various Memory Technologies in detail
is used in computer architecture when discussing
performance issues in computer architectural design, algorithm predictions, and the
lower level programming constructs such as involving locality of reference.
A "memory hierarchy" in computer storage distinguishes each level in the "hierarchy"
by response time. Since response time, complexity, and capacity are related, the levels
may also be distinguished by the controlling technology.
Memory is categorized into volatile and non-volatile memories, with the former
requiring constant power ON of the system to maintain data storage.
Furthermore, a typical computer system provides a hierarchy of different times of
memories for data storage.
There are four major storage levels
Processor registers and cache.
the system RAM and controller cards.
On-line mass storage
Off-line bulk storage
Tertiary and Off-line storage.