A memory bank is the part of every computer that stores and allows data. Memory modules and strips may also be called banks, but a real memory bank is built for timely and logical data access. Each logical storage unit is arranged in a sequential configuration so that all data can be accessed quickly.
Modern computers have high memory capacities, so it is important to have a system that can access important data with very little waiting time.
Operating system tasks and processes executed by various programs make use of a memory bank that organizes data logically. Computer memory is highly affected by its internal structure. Random Access Memory (RAM) is designed with suitable memory geometry depending on what application it is used for.
A pair of inline memory modules (DIMMs) are usually found in desktop computers, while small outline dual inline memory modules (SO-DIMMs) are built into laptops, printers and small embedded computers.
Consolidated memory is another format for a memory bank. It provides faster access to data by placing certain memory components in the same place across a series of chips. Data can be retrieved along parallel lanes instead of being indexed all on one chip.
This makes the memory chipset much more efficient; this is important for computers to meet the demands of high speed multimedia applications.