SuperCache breaks the disk I/O bottleneck by using the computer's RAM to
hold or contain the most frequently used disk data. This 'container' is
referred to as a cache. With SuperCache, as a program sends and receives
disk data, the most frequently used data is read from and written to RAM –
not the hard drive – thus accelerating the program's performance. SuperCache
implements our patented block-level cache technology to increase performance
above that of the operating system’s file-level cache.
SuperCache is an excellent choice for these scenarios:
1. The data files are larger than available physical memory.
2. The data files are located on a disk partition or disk volume that is too
large to fit into available physical memory, and cannot be moved to one
where they will fit. (For example: Dragon Naturally Speaking v7.3 cannot be
configured to place its data on a different drive.)
3. Minimum risk of lost data.
Unlike our RamDisk or SuperVolume products not all the data will be
available in RAM all the time. Some will come from the hard drive.
Nonetheless, depending upon the size of the cache and the nature of the disk
I/O demands, performance accelerations can be significant and often
By enabling its lazy-write mechanism, SuperCache can also accelerate writing
data to disk. This mechanism delays writes to the hard drive. This can
'smooth out' I/O activity on the hard drive. It is important to note that
enabling lazy-write increases the risk of data loss in the event of a system
crash or power failure. SuperSpeed Software recommends that enabling the
lazy-write feature ONLY on systems equipped with an Uninterruptible Power
SuperCache can be used to cache an entire system drive (e.g. drive CSmile
including the system pagefile. SuperCache is the appropriate choice when a
particular program (e.g. database, game, etc.) needs to access very large
Windows XP x64 provides special support for machines with a non-uniform
memory architecture (NUMA). When active on such platforms, the memory
manager for SuperCache 3 examines the processor and memory affinities
reported by Windows and the ACPI SRAT, and then optimizes physical memory
allocations across the described NUMA nodes. The NUMA support in SuperCache
3 greatly improves the speed of memory allocations and equalizes the
distribution of cache allocations among the NUMA nodes. Currently, NUMA
support does not include the ability to build caches on specific nodes.
• Windows XP Professional, 32- and 64-bit (x64 and Itanium-based)
• Windows XP Home
Processor (CPU) Support
• 300 MHz processor or higher
• All Intel and AMD Pentium-class platforms
• Intel 64-bit: Itanium, Itanium 2, EM64T processor families
• AMD 64-bit: Athlon 64, Opteron
• All SMP (i.e. number of CPUs) configurations of the above that are
supported by Windows™.
• System Minimum: 256MB RAM (Minumum cache size = 128 MB)
• Recommended: 512 MB or greater
• Maximum: as per the amount recognized by Microsoft Windows™.
[list=]• Types: all including SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, Rambus etc.[/list]
[list=]• 16 MB free disk space for installation[/list]