Buffering in Computers: Definition, Purpose & Strategies


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When trying to stream a video from YouTube, which method is used to playback the video?

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1. What allows multiple computations to overlap others at the same time?

2. A game controller, webcam, microphone, and printer all share what in common when it comes to operating systems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz what you know about buffering in computers with these assessments. Key topics include the playback method for a YouTube video and the way multiple computations can be overlapped simultaneously.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be assessed on the following points:

  • Similar operating system characteristic of a microphone, webcam and a game controller
  • Characteristic of spooling
  • Third technique in an operating system when two buffers are being used

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on buffering in computers, such as the overlap of multiple computations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the method of playback for videos on YouTube and the way spooling works
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a shared attribute of a game controller, microphone and webcam in relation to operating systems

Additional Learning

To learn more about operating systems, you can read through the lesson entitled Buffering in Computers: Definition, Purpose & Strategies. You'll be covering the following points:

  • Buffer definition
  • Examples of how they're used in operating systems
  • Input/output (I/O) of a job to overlap multiple computations