ISRO | ISRO CS 2008 | Question 79
More than one word are put in one cache block to
(A) exploit the temporal locality of reference in a program
(B) exploit the spatial locality of reference in a program
(C) reduce the miss penalty
(D) none of these
Explanation: Temporal locality refers to the reuse of specific data and/or resources within relatively small time durations. Spatial locality refers to the use of data elements within relatively close storage locations.
To exploit the spatial locality, more than one word are put into cache block.
So, option (B) is correct.