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Memory-wall problem

The memory wall problem refers to a phenomenon that occurs in computer architecture when the processor’s speed outpaces the rate at which data can be transferred to and from the memory system. As a result, the processor must wait for the data to be fetched from memory, which slows down its performance and limits its speed. The memory wall problem has become increasingly significant as processors have become faster and more powerful while memory speeds have not kept pace with these advancements.