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memory access to the computer disk on which information is stored

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As times moved, data sets became bigger and disk access turned from helpful to a bottleneck.
It shows data layout and disk access behavior have obvious impact on the overall system performance.
The vertical partitioning problem in a multi-relation environment is stated as follows: Given a relational schema, the retrieval/update/join transactions on the schema, the referential integrity constraints among relations, and the disk access parameters, the objective is to determine stored fragments for each relation, which results in the minimum total database access costs.
Compared to the relational model, the network model is faster (one can find a related record in a single logical disk access instead of three or more with a relational model), more reliable (pointers to "member' records are maintained directly in the "owner' record), more efficient (disk space is saved when sets are used since no indexes are required), and better at expressing real life complexity.
Employing that system's network communications and disk access, S/390 Linux Rescuer allows FDR/UPSTREAM to recover a user's entire system, including their Linux system boot disk, file systems, device drives as well as all their application program and data files.
Link to a client's system more easily, enabling the use of client resources, including disk access for file downloads and fast Internet access.
Consequently, a future access to the replaced block would likely result in a disk access.
High speed hard disk access to your CD images which is several times faster than the fastest physical CD-ROM drive available;
The disk access speeds, network transmission speeds and raw processing power of much of what this column reports might lead us to believe that it's not long before computers can replace humans.
0 features the "Mandrake touch," MandrakeSoft's signature graphical interfaces that give users selected desktop icons including easy CD-ROM and floppy disk access and easy Internet upgrades using the "Mandrake Update" icon.
0 features the Mandrake touch, MandrakeSoft signature graphical interfaces that give users selected desktop icons including easy CD-ROM and floppy disk access and easy Internet upgrades using the Mandrake Update icon.
A high-speed, high-accuracy robotic arm and control system speeds disk access and delivery time.
Given this much memory, at most one disk access is required to fetch a vocabulary entry.
The speed of the individual work stations will play a role, the power of the file server's processor and its clock speed, together with the speed of hard disk access are all important factors when considering the hardware.
Norton Utilities are true 32-bit applications that can exploit the advanced capabilities of the Win95 32-bit operating system, such as multithreading and 32-bit disk access.