(also virtual storage)
noun[mass noun] Computing
Memory that appears to exist as main storage although most of it is supported by data held in secondary storage, transfer between the two being made automatically as required.
- By introducing integers into memory lookups, more precision is gained, enabling more flexibility in storing graphics data in places such as virtual memory or main system memory.
- Block-level storage virtualization distributes blocks of data to virtual storage pools across multiple storage devices, which helps to manage space and control devices at the hardware level.
- I haven't run out of memory in more than a decade, ever since virtual memory appeared in Windows 386.
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