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core memory

noun, Computers.
former term for main memory, which was composed of ring-shaped magnets called cores.
Origin of core memory
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For memory bound applications, only using a single core on each socket will result in the highest per core memory bandwidth.
  • Multilayered printed circuits were developed and core memory was replaced by faster, solid state memories.
  • We define a file to be of moderate size if it can comfortably fit into core memory.
  • Internally the computer central processor looks to core memory for its stored data.
  • Computer storage requirements for large-scale systems are relatively small so that slow core memory is not needed.

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