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COAST
Last modified: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 

Short for Cache on a Stick, a cache technology developed by Intel. COAST is a small circuit board with cache SRAM chips that is attached to a motherboard, increasing the computer's L2 cache. The circuit board is inserted into a special socket on the motherboard called a CELP.

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"Layers" of Cache
Description of Level 2 and 3 cache, as well as disk and peripheral cache. This page is from "The PC Guide".

Cache Structure and Packaging
Describes the different types of packaging that cache is normally found in. Includes information about integrated Level 2, daughterboard, and motherboard cache, as well as COASt (Cache On A Stick) modules. This page is from "The PC Guide".

Function and Operation of the System Cache
Discusses the principles behind the design of cache memory, and explains how the secondary (level 2) cache works in detail. This page is from "The PC Guide".

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