Monthly Archives: October 2011

Learning about CPU Cache

Practically every programmer, and most other computer users as well, know that CPU cache is that small but incredibly fast memory right inside or next to the CPU, which keeps copies of frequently accessed data, so that the CPU must … Continue reading

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Is there a Future for Tape Backup?

As part of my job, I am sometimes confronted with backup issues as well as aspects of “data archeology”. For example, a while ago I had to restore some 10-year old data from our tape archive. Luckily, the tapes were … Continue reading

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