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Definition: zero-wait-state computer


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A computer that can process information without processor wait states, which are clock cycles during which no instructions are executed because the processor is waiting for data from a device or from memory. Static RAM chips and paged-mode RAM chips are becoming popular because they can store information without being constantly refreshed by the processor, thus eliminating the wait state.

Referenced from “Dictionary of Networking”

2/22/2013 4:37:30 PM

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