Accessing a cache - computer architecture, Computer Engineering

Accessing a Cache:

 Direct mapping:

(Block address) modulo (Number of cache block in the cache)

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The valid bit indicate whether an entry contain a valid address.

Initially, all valid bits are reset ("0" - not valid)

  • Small fast memory + big slow memory
  • Look as a larger fast memory

Address Mapping in Cache:

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Miss = not hit,

Meaning is that the data has to be retrieved fr 

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