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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A client handles a local cache miss by retrieving the missing block from the lower levels of the storage hierarchy. This procedure is called block lookup and requires locating blocks in the caches of other clients.
The lookup mechanism must return the correct location of a block in the storage hierarchy even if the block's location hints are incorrect.
The access time is determined by the hit rates in the different layers of the storage hierarchy. Algorithms that make better use of the local and cooperative caches to avoid disk accesses will have smaller access times.
ILM is more than a cost-effective storage hierarchy. As ILM advances to the next level, it will include:
When a user or application retrieves a file that has moved down the storage hierarchy, the management software retrieves that file from the new migrated target location.
Advanced SRM products make possible proactive or anticipatory data movement that further optimizes the storage hierarchy. The capability of using one set of management tools and utility software through a single interface can enable storage administrators to effectively manage far more storage than ever before, finally shrinking the management gap between installed storage capacity and what can actually be managed.
Disk subsystems have clearly defined the high-performance and high-capacity levels in the storage hierarchy with price-per-megabyte and access density the major differences between levels.
As storage grows, the payoff for implementing an effective storage hierarchy becomes enormous.
Bottom-line: Hardware expenses can be significantly reduced by optimizing the storage hierarchy. The system overhead associated with moving large amounts of data between levels of the hierarchy and in and out of servers adds to the total cost of optimizing the hierarchy.
The traditional storage hierarchy is now re-inventing itself based on the emergence of new, lower-cost storage solutions, a need to provide almost instant data recovery, and an entirely new set of parameters governing archival data retention.