Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI)
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Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI): The mild disturbance in memory function that occurs normally with aging; benign senescent forgetfulness. Such lapses in memory are lately humorously referred to as representing a senior moment.
Rambus In-Line Memory Module (RIMM): RIMM is a synchronous dynamic random access memory (RAM) module that is used on newer motherboards. RIMM's are manufactured by Rambus Corporation.
Programmable Read-Only Memory (PROM): A special memory chip that is blank when first purchased. It can be written to by the user by using a special hardware programmer. Once the data is written to it, it cannot be erased or changed.
Random Access Memory (RAM): All memory accessible at any instant by a processor. Called random because of the random placement of information within the memory bank. Operates at very high speeds on a high speed bus, to the CPU.
Read-Only Memory (ROM): Stands for Read-Only Memory. A semiconductor-based memory system that stores information permanently and does not lose its contents when power is switched off. ROMs are used for firmware, su . . . View Full Definition
Registered Memory: This memory uses 'registers' which are extra chips designed to delay the flow of data. By delaying the data flow, it allows for better control over communication in systems with heavily load . . . View Full Definition
Non-Volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM): Any type of memory that is made non-volatile by connecting it to a constant power source, such as a battery. Therefore, non-volatile memory does not lose its contents when the main power is . . . View Full Definition
Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA): A method of configuring a cluster of microprocessor in a multiprocessing system so that they can communicate with each other, this improves performance and its expansion ability.
Memory Play: The term coined by Tennessee Williams to describe non-realistic dramas, such as The Glass Menagerie, in which the audience experiences the past as remembered by a narrator, complete with mus . . . View Full Definition
Memory Stick: A memory card slightly smaller than a single stick of chewing gum. Like compactflash and smartmedia, it is flash-based storage for your photos.
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