Modified, Exclusive, Shared, Invalid.
A cache coherency protocol where each cache line is marked with one of the four states.
The MESI protocol is used by the Pentium processor.
[mi-sit-l-een, mes-i-tl-] /mɪˈsɪt lˌin, ˈmɛs ɪ tl-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, liquid, aromatic hydrocarbon, C 9 H 1 2 , occurring naturally in coal tar and prepared from acetone: used chiefly as a chemical intermediate. /mɪˈsɪtɪˌliːn; ˈmɛsɪtɪˌliːn/ noun 1. a colourless liquid that occurs in crude petroleum; 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene. Formula: C6H3(CH3)3
[mez-i-til, mes-] /ˈmɛz ɪ tɪl, ˈmɛs-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an oily, colorless liquid, C 6 H 1 0 O, having a honeylike odor: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of synthetic organic compounds.
[mez-mer; German mes-muh r] /ˈmɛz mər; German ˈmɛs mər/ noun 1. Franz [frants,, franz;; German frahnts] /frænts,, frænz;; German frɑnts/ (Show IPA), or Friedrich Anton [free-drik an-tn,, -ton;; German free-drikh ahn-tohn] /ˈfri drɪk ˈæn tn,, -tɒn;; German ˈfri drɪx ˈɑn toʊn/ (Show IPA), 1733–1815, Austrian physician. Mesmer Mes·mer (měz’mər, měs’-), Franz. or Friedrich Anton 1734-1815. […]
[mez-mer-ik, mes-] /mɛzˈmɛr ɪk, mɛs-/ adjective 1. produced by ; hypnotic. 2. compelling; fascinating. /mɛzˈmɛrɪk/ adjective 1. holding (someone) as if spellbound 2. of or relating to mesmerism adj. “pertaining to mesmerism,” 1829; see mesmerism + -ic.
[mez-muh-rahyz, mes-] /ˈmɛz məˌraɪz, ˈmɛs-/ verb (used with object), mesmerized, mesmerizing. 1. to hypnotize. 2. to spellbind; fascinate. 3. to compel by fascination. /ˈmɛzməˌraɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. a former word for hypnotize 2. to hold (someone) as if spellbound v. chiefly British English spelling of mesmerize (v.); for suffix, see -ize. Related: Mesmerised; mesmerising. v. […]