The Computer Technology (CT) program has been developed to provide training in the principles underlying the design of modern computer systems. Completion of a cohesive set of classes, called the Domain Emphasis Package, determined though consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and requiring approval by the department chair prior to enrollment in any course contained in the package. This package should focus on a specific domain in which the graduate plans to start their career. Such a package shall consist of 15 units, with no more than 6 units of lower division classes chosen strategically to meet the prerequisites of the other classes also included in the package. The package cannot contain courses offered by the Department of Computer Science or the College of Business and Economics.
See Calendar sections on Computing Science, University Transfer, Degree Program and Athabasca University at GPRC. Consult the website for Athabasca University School of Computing and Information Systems to confirm program details, including residency and graduation requirements. A server is a computer that handles requests for data, email, file transfers, and other network services from other computers.
Physicist Stan Frankel, intrigued by small, general-purpose computers, developed the MINAC at Caltech. The Librascope division of defense contractor General Precision buys Frankel’s design, renaming it the LGP-30 in 1956. Used for science and engineering as well as simple data processing, the LGP-30 was a bargain” at less than $50,000 and an early example of a ‘personal computer,’ that is, a computer made for a single user.
In the first year of the new degree program, only 45 students will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the first educated experts to enter an era of technological change that will reshape this nation and the world. ABCya’s award-winning Kindergarten computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.
Daniel Hillis of Thinking Machines Corporation moves artificial intelligence a step forward when he develops the controversial concept of massive parallelism in the Connection Machine CM-1. The machine used up to 65,536 one-bit processors and could complete several billion operations per second. Each processor had its own small memory linked with others through a flexible network that users altered by reprogramming rather than rewiring. The machine´s system of connections and switches let processors broadcast information and requests for help to other processors in a simulation of brain-like associative recall. Using this system, the machine could work faster than any other at the time on a problem that could be parceled out among the many processors.