Access Time


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Access Time

In telecommunications, the delay between the time a request is made on a system and the time the system grants the request. As technology advances, access time is generally reduced.
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By providing the industry with the fastest asynchronous devices on the market and synchronous zero-wait-state Level 2 (L2) cache solutions, we've not only gained a higher percentage of the market, but we've also positioned ourselves as a key, reliable supplier of x 18 devices with access times of 9-nanoseconds and less.
The technology behind AIT tape provides a very practical and attractive storage alternative--it's very affordable tape technology that has access times (less than 30 seconds to a file) that make it a real alternative to active disk storage in many applications.
In pipelined mode, the devices operate with clock rates up to 250MHz and with clock access times less than 2.
Since deployment, the Seoul server has become the most active outside of the USA, now processing over 1000 queries a second; while the Beijing server has provided a 15-fold improvement in DNS access times to local Internet users.
I do have some concerns because capacities are increasing faster than access times and I wonder how much data ought to hang out on a single spindle.