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(computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information

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DMF enables data files that are over a certain age to be automatically taken offline to a tape facility -- making the much faster scratch disk space self-managing.
The Center for Parallel Computing at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro selected an SGI Altix 450 with 32 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors with 64GB of memory running Novell's SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server 9 and an SGI InfiniteStorage 120 system, which incorporates the performance and reliability of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives for mission critical applications, with 8 X 300GB scratch disk. The Biophysics Institute at UFRJ purchased an SGI Altix XE cluster system with 28 Quad Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) Xeon(R) processors and 96GB of memory in late December 2006.
Failure to clear information from scratch disks provides an additional risk of unauthorized access to client service-related data.
The authors highly recommend simple controls such as using passwords, wiping and/or reformatting scratch disks and using hidden files and hidden characters in file names.