Computer Science - Operating Systems Concepts - Discussion

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Which of the following refers to the associative memory?

[A]. the address of the data is generated by the CPU
[B]. the address of the data is supplied by the users
[C]. there is no need for an address i.e. the data is used as an address
[D]. the data are accessed sequentially
[E]. None of the above

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

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Karthika said: (Jul 28, 2011)  
A data-storage device in which a location is identified by its informational content rather than by names, addresses, or relative positions, and from which the data may be retrieved. Also known as associative storage.

Palak said: (Sep 13, 2011)  
Associative memory in computer technology is also referred to as content-addressable memory. Associative memory can be directly accessed by the content rather than the physical address in the memory.

Mumtaz Gohar said: (Jan 21, 2012)  
The type of memory that be accessed Through by contents rather than memory addresses. Also called CAM (content Addressable Memory). It is also called associative memory, associative storage, or associative array.

Happy said: (Feb 13, 2012)  
It is a type of RAM

Vinay Sharma said: (Nov 8, 2012)  
Content addressable memory is type of computer memory i.e. that fetch the address of the content is called the associative memory.

V.S.Rathore said: (May 18, 2013)  
A storage device in which a data location is identified by its informational content rather than by names, addresses, or relative positions, and from which the data may be retrieved. Also known as associative storage.

Akanksha Singh said: (May 31, 2013)  
Associative Memory is also known as Content Addressable Memory.

Imagine that you were writing a blog engine. Instead of storing blog entries in an array of some sort, addressed by memory address or index into the array, you just create nodes out in space. You don't address these nodes with memory addresses. Rather, you attach information to the node like:This is of type 'blog entry. The author is so-and-so. This is the date it was created. These are the categories it belonged to. Stuff like that.

When you want to retrieve an entry by date, you tell the Associative Memory that you want it to give you back Nodes that are of type 'blog entry, ' for which the date they were created on is X. The Associative Memory then looks through it's stores for any node that fits that shape, and then returns it to you.

Pavarasan said: (Jul 8, 2014)  
Its address to generated on the memory. Its as a temporary memory.

Chetan said: (Jun 3, 2017)  
Nice explanation @Akanksha Singh.

Keenan said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
Nice explanation, Thanks.

Nazir Hussain said: (Feb 28, 2019)  
It's a type of RAM which generate temporary memory or volatile.

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