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Why is CPU cache memory so fast?

What makes CPU cache memory so much faster than main memory? I can see some benefit in a tiered cache system. It makes sense that a smaller cache is faster to search. But there must be more to it.
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Best practices for unit testing methods that use cache heavily?

I have a number of business logic methods that store and retrieve (with filtering) objects and lists of objects from cache. Consider IList<TObject> AllFromCache() { ... } TObject ...
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Shared Cache - Invalidation Best Practice

I'd like to know what would be a better approach to invalidate/update cache objects. Prerequisites Having remote memcached server (serving as cache for multiple applications) All servers are hosted ...
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Hardware that accelerates pointer dereferencing?

Most modern languages make a heavy use of pointers / references: a typical OOP language uses VMT lookups, a typical functional language builds key data structures out of pointers, etc. Even typical C ...
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What is a battery backup up cache?

I've read an article about Innodb performance optimization an in that post the author was repeatedly mentioning someting named a "battery back up cache". It is not clear for me what he was talking ...
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caching on multiple servers

Because we need to keep response times low, we get tons of requests, and we need to basically process ALMOST the same data (which I'll refer to as X) each request (the inputs are different though, so ...
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Senior team members want to move query-relevant persistent data from DB to cache. Does this make sense?

I am a young engineer recently employed at a small company that sells products to the general public. We use Ruby On Rails and MySQL. Our database has a lot of customer data, but a great deal more of ...
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Optimizing code by using registers, but what if they are not enough in number?

One way to optimize code is to minimize the access to arrays and use variables instead, because that way we use registers instead of loading data to cache memory. For example, if in a loop I'm going ...
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PHP Cache Strategy - Genius or Sheer Stupidity?

I have a shared hosting with limited capabilities. Memcache and mod_cache are not available to me. I would like to implement my own PHP caching method to cache the results of load-intensive SQL query. ...
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AngularJS dealing with large data sets (Strategy)

I am working on developing a personal temperature logging viewer based on my rasppi curl'ing data into my web server's api. Temperatures are taken every 2 seconds and I can have several temperature ...
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Pointer access and cache coherency

To my understanding, when you access a variable, that variable and the surrounding area of memory is put into the L1 cache. If I'm wrong here, please tell me. Now my question is, say I have an array ...
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Multiple orders in a single list

I have a problem with a ranking system I am using. Scenario: An online game with around 10k players calculates a real time ranking of points when a certain event occurs. Events don't occur that ...
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Add javascript to all pages (for caching), or only to the pages that require the scripts (for a smaller page size)?

I'm using bits of javascript on my website for an image gallery, smooth scrolling, etc. These scripts are not used on every page (not every page has an image gallery for example). However, the scripts ...
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Redis strategy for cache item dependency

I'm implementing cache structure using Redis, my domain is like this: There are multiple categories (3000+ categories). Each category contains multiple questions (around 20-30 questions per ...
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Preventing Web Site Users From Using Their Back Button To Get To Cached Screens After Logging Out?

I have a legacy Java webapp ( Spring 3.1 MVC, legacy servlest and JSPs ) I have modified to log the user out after s/he clicks an external link to leave the web site. The last screen(s) s/he was on ...
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When to apply corrections on data gathered from a server

I have an program that collects data from other servers. I don’t have access to these servers so I can’t change anything. The servers can give incorrect data, I can solve the problem but I’m a little ...
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URLs with variable query strings and cache

I am developing a media server, the basic functionality is to serve an image, which is done the following way /media/:id where :id is the id of the image. You may want to ask for a specific size, ...
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Where to store front-end data for “object calculator”

I recently have completed a language library that acts as a giant filter for food items, and flows a bit like this :Products -> Recipes -> MenuItems -> Meals and finally, upon submission, ...
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What to call objects that may delete cached data to meet memory constraints?

I'm developing some cross-platform software which is intended to run on mobile devices. Both iOS and Android provide low memory warnings. I plan to make a wrapper class that will free cached resources ...
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Image caching when rendering the same images on different pages [closed]

I'm told to think about caching of images that will be displayed on the page. The images will be repeated throughout the website on different pages and I'm told to figure out the best way to cache ...
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Intel Nehalem/SB/IB/Haswell CPUs, cache vs TLB

On the Nehalem+ architecture Intel CPUs what is the interaction between the L1 cache, L2 cache, L1 DTLB and L2 DTLB? On all the images I have found there isnt a clear explanation whether the CPU looks ...
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Running entire frontend of a system on a flatfile cache

I'm in the middle of moving away from PyroCMS to a custom solution built on Laravel. Wont go into the details as to why here, but it is a necessity. I'm toying with the idea of caching things like ...
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Node.js, Client side web cache

So, I am not expert at Node.js, but from what I was looking at with Node.js it seems possible. I am trying to cache data (A and B below) on the client (client 1 below) so that I can get that data on ...
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Understand how the TLB (Translation Lookaside buffer) works and interacts with pagetable and addresses

So I am trying to understand this TLB (Translation Lookaside Buffer). But I am having a hard time grasping it. in context of having two streams of addresses, tlb and pagetable. I don't understand ...
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How do I handle 3rd party search result data (via cache)

I have a search function on my site and it is taking data from 6 different 3rd party resources. The problem is, it takes too long requesting the data over and over again on the results page. I've ...