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Computer Science General Program (BCompSc)

Minimum cut-off averages
  • Quebec CEGEP: 28 overall, 26 math
  • High School: B+ overall, B+ math
  • University Transfers (internal/external): B+ overall, B+ math
  • Bacc. français: 14 overall, 14 math
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 31 overall, 4 math
     
Course requirements for admission

CEGEP students
Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.

  • For all BCompSc programs (except the Computer Systems Option):
    MATH 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC

Students completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.

IB applicants
Math HL preferred

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Computer pioneer Arnold Spielberg, Steven Spielberg’s dad, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Spielberg, father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and an innovating engineer whose work helped make the personal computer possible, has died at 103 years old.

Spielberg died of natural causes while surrounded by his family in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to a statement from his four children.

Spielberg and Charles Propster designed the GE-225 mainframe computer in the late 1950s while working for General Electric. The machine allowed computer scientists at Dartmouth College to develop the programming language BASIC, which would be essential the rise of personal computers in the 1970s and 80s.

“Dad explained how his computer was expected to perform, but the language of computer science in those days was like Greek to me,” Steven Spielberg told the General Electric publication GE Reports. “It all seemed very exciting, but it was very much out of my reach.”

Later on he understood.

“When I

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Government launches “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” to promote homegrown computer hardware

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The government of India has launched the “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” under the aim of Atmanirbhar Bharat, to promote home-grown microprocessor manufacturing and designing.

The registrations for the challenge started from August 18th on the MyGov website and 100 shortlisted companies will be given a total grant of Rs 1 crore to build a prototype, while 25 finalists will win Rs 1 crore each. The top 10 teams will get a seed fund of total Rs 2.3 crores and 12 months of incubation support, under the Ministry of Information Technology. You can register here.

Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

The challenge will be spread over 10 months with the aim to meet the growing need of homegrown compute hardware

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How to Make U.S. Weapons Like the F-35 More Powerful: Combine Computer Networks?

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force each have their own secure information-sharing combat network technology programs. But what if those programs were combined? Why not merge them into one multi-domain military network able to optimize and combine coordinated land, sea and air attacks? 

The question represents current Pentagon thinking on the evolution of a program called Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), a technical initiative aimed at making sure otherwise disparate or segmented service combat systems are fully interoperable. 

Perhaps a fighter jet comes across a large enemy mechanized combat formation approaching a port filled with enemy surface ships? Perhaps those ships are connected to enemy destroyers miles off the coast getting in position to fire upon U.S. armies? How would air, sea and land intelligence networks and information sharing technologies operate in unison? 

This question forms the heart of a long-standing Pentagon challenge geared toward ensuring all

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Fresh blood at Computer Museum Society

The Australian Computer Museum Society  has held its Annual General Meeting, at which the entire management committee was replaced.

New President is iTWire Associate Editor Graeme Philipson, who was founding President when the Society was formed in 1994. “I left after a few years because I thought there was too much hoarding and too little collecting,” he said. “But now there’s many enthusiastic new members and they asked me to return.”

The other new office bearers are Adrian Franulovich (Vice President), Joe Lemura (Treasurer) and Riley Perry (Secretary). Former President, distinguished IT academic Professor Jennifer Seberry, is now patron of the Society. Long-time President John Deane died in May of this year. He was one of the inventors of WiFi during his time at CSIRO and a prolific historian of early Australian computing.

Deane was one of the ‘three Johns’ who were the mainstay of the society for many years.

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Intel’s ‘Client 2.0’ computer of the future is a device customized to your needs

If Intel’s view of the future is right, you may one day be shopping for a compute device that’s custom-tailored for you, rather than a device that’s one-size-fits-all.

The company detailed its long view of the future of computing devices called “Client 2.0” where the monolithic core and multi-die approaches are shed for a far more granular and personalized approach to personal computing.

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People have expectations of rich computing at every turn, and that can’t be addressed with the old models of monolithic designs, Intel said.

The company believes this Client 2.0 era will occur as we leave today’s cloud-everything approach and expect immersive, “life-like” computing experiences at every turn, said Brijesh Tripathi, Chief Client Architect for Intel.

Tripathi said Intel has been moving toward this vision for years, and its approach with EMIB, memory, and stacked dies will help it happen.

“Our purpose has changed from building monolithic

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Artificial Intelligence System Tops One Billion Neurons on a Desktop Computer

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a significant advance in the development of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), the Brain Simulator II neural simulator successfully tested one billion neurons on a desktop computer comprised completely of off-the-shelf components. From a performance perspective, the system processed three billion synapses per second. Brain Simulator II is an open-source software platform for proving the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) to AGI.

Seen as another step toward creating brain-level functionality on computers, the spiking neural models used by the Brain Simulator II are more like biological neurons than traditional AI models and contribute immensely to the efficiency of the program. The computer used for this achievement included an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X CPU running at 2.9Ghz (not overclocked) and 128 Gigabytes of RAM.

Energy analysis of the neocortex (the higher-level thinking part of the brain) shows that neurons spike on average, only once

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SAE International Partners with General Motors to Bring New STEM Computer Programming into Elementary Schools

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — SAE International, in partnership with General Motors (GM), announced today the launch of its new STEM curriculum program focused on information technology (IT). The new program, titled Programming Each Other, is the latest challenge from SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, nurturing STEM skills at the Pre-K-Grade 8 levels.” data-reactid=”13″WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — SAE International, in partnership with General Motors (GM), announced today the launch of its new STEM curriculum program focused on information technology (IT). The new program, titled Programming Each Other, is the latest challenge from SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, nurturing STEM skills at the Pre-K-Grade 8 levels.

Chris Ciuca, Vice

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Dropbox launches password manager, computer backup, and secure ‘vaults’ out of beta

Dropbox is officially launching a handful of new consumer features out of beta today, along with some new tools for businesses.

The cloud storage giant first introduced its password manager — replete with a standalone mobile app for Android and iOS — back in June. Similar to other password management apps on the market, Dropbox Passwords stores and encrypts users’ online passwords and syncs them across all devices (desktop and mobile) so users don’t have to remember multiple login credentials.

Dropbox Passwords can also suggest strong, randomly generated, individual passwords for your online services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and Dropbox itself.

Above: Dropbox Passwords mobile app

Dropbox Passwords is the result of last year’s acquisition of Massachusetts-based Valt, which swiftly shuttered its own apps ahead of integration with Dropbox. Dropbox Passwords is available to everyone on a Dropbox Plus or Professional subscription from today.

The San Francisco-based company is

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Computer Definition & Meaning | What is a Computer?

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By Vangie Beal

A computer is a programmable machine. The two principal characteristics of a computer are: It responds to a specific set of instructions in a well-defined manner and it can execute a prerecorded list of instructions (a program).

Modern Computers Defined

Modern computers are electronic and digital. The actual machinery wires, transistors, and circuits is called hardware; the instructions and data are called software.

All general-purpose computers require the following hardware components:

In addition to these components, many others make it possible for the basic components to work together efficiently. For example, every computer requires a bus that transmits data from one part of the computer to another.

Computer Classification: By Size and Power

Most people associate a personal computer (PC) with the phrase computer.  A PC is a small and relatively inexpensive computer designed for an individual

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