More Fun with Address Spaces

With a 6-bit address space, there are 64 different addresses. Here they are in order.

Long Division


Offsets play a prominent role in cache memories; you need to understand how they work.

Now let's relate this to the picture on the left

We are using the term blocks here because that is what the book uses when talking about caches. There's nothing wrong with that, but there is another term in common use for the same concept: lines. So when you read about cache lines on the web, you should know that it's the same thing we are calling blocks here.