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Virtual Memory

  1. Peter J. Denning

Published Online: 15 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse964

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Denning, P. J. 2008. Virtual Memory. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–4.

Author Information

  1. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2008

Abstract

Virtual memory is the simulation of a storage space so large that users do not need to recompile their works when storage configurations change. Every byte of the virtual memory is addressed in the same way, regardless of the placement of address space components in the memory hierarchy.

Keywords:

  • operating systems;
  • address mapping;
  • address space;
  • address translation;
  • protection;
  • capability machines;
  • object-oriented systems;
  • replacement algorithm;
  • working set;
  • locality