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Processor register

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  1. In computer architecture, a processor register is a small amount of storage available on the CPU whose contents can be accessed more quickly than storage available elsewhere

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 15, 2008
  2. Most, but not all, modern computer architectures operate on the principle of moving data from main memory into registers, operating on them, then moving the result back into main memory—a so-called load-store architecture

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  3. A common property of computer programs is locality of reference: the same values are often accessed repeatedly; and holding these frequently used values in registers improves program execution performance

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 15, 2008
  4. are at the top of the memory hierarchy, and provide the fastest way for a CPU to access data

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  5. The term is often used to refer only to the group of registers that are directly encoded as part of an instruction, as defined by the instruction set

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