access time

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(computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive

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Attendees will also learn: * Why Moore's Law does not apply to disk access speeds, and how an enormous gap between RAM and disk access times has resulted; * How the disk-speed barrier limits the efficiency and functionality of traditional disk-centric data stores; and * How memory-centric technologies improve operational performance management.
AMIBIOS' complete PCI architecture provides the ability to maximize overall system power capacity, resulting in increased speed for video, hard disk access times, and total computing performance.
Whereas disk access times are measured in milliseconds, system RAM performance is counted in nanoseconds.
Anticipating the needs of system managers to have high-speed processing backed by fast disk access times, Executive Software introduced I/O Express, an on-line data cacher, in 1989.
Textures are loaded into the texture cache on the OpenGL hardware graphics accelerator card, increasing update speed since cache access times are much faster than disk access times.