Solved

Theoretical Virtual Memory Question

Posted on 1998-05-29
1
243 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Hi,
    How does a virtual memory system allow a computer to execute several processes at the same time, each of which accesses the main memory?
0
Comment
Question by:PiersBull
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
datn earned 50 total points
ID: 1135685
Virtual memory is a technique whereby operating systems like Windows and OS2 load more programs and data into memory than possible. This is done by swapping back and forth programs and data through the hard disk via a temporary space. This allows programs to run as if a large amount of memory is available. The key here is available space on the hard drive. The more space available, the more virtual memory can theoretically be created.
With regards to Windows, a file named "win386.swp" is created and gets bigger as you do more on your computer. You can also control the size of this virtual swap file.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A clone is a duplicate copy. Sheep have been cloned and maybe someday even people will be cloned, but disk cloning (performed by the hard drive cloning software) is a vital tool used to manage and protect data. Let’s look at what hard drive cloning …
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question