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Unformatted text preview: Computer concepts and applications 2010-04-CIS-107-OL009 Written Assignment 2 By Gabriel A. Godart Thomas Edison State College. 1B. Describe buses, cache, ports, and bays, citing a use of each. A bus is essentially a shared highway that connects different parts of the system, including the processor, disk-drive controller, memory, and input/output ports, and enables them to transfer information. (Microsoft Corporation, 2002) Cache is a special memory subsystem in which frequently used data values are duplicated for quick access. (Microsoft Corporation, 2002). There two types of cache, memory cache which helps speed the processes of the computer because it stores frequently used instructions and data (Shelly & Vermaat, 2008), and disk cache is a portion of a computers random access memory (RAM) set aside for temporarily holding information read from disk. (Microsoft Corporation, 2002) A port is the point at which a peripheral attaches to or communicates with a system unit so that the...
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