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Can I post questions about Computer Architecture?

My Question is:
" Virtual Memory divides phisical memory into blocks and allocates them to different
processors." --- Is it true ? or False.

My email: saeedmdali@hotmail.com

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

False.


Virtual (or logical) memory is a concept that, when implemented by a computer and its operating system, allows programmers to use a very large range of memory or storage addresses for stored data. The computing system maps the programmer's virtual addresses to real hardware storage addresses. Usually, the programmer is freed from having to be concerned about the availability of data storage.
In addition to managing the mapping of virtual storage addresses to real storage addresses, a computer implementing virtual memory or storage also manages storage swapping between active storage (RAM) and hard disk or other high volume storage devices. Data is read in units called "pages" of sizes ranging from a thousand bytes (actually 1,024 decimal bytes) up to several megabyes in size. This reduces the amount of physical storage access that is required and speeds up overall system performance.

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