Accéder au contenu principal

The Future of Computer Science: An Interview With Ken Calvert and Jim Griffioen

From ACM TechNews:
The Future of Computer Science: An Interview With Ken Calvert and Jim Griffioen
University of Kentucky News
(11/19/12) Kel Hahn

Ken Calvert, chair of the University of Kentucky Computer Science Department, and Laboratory for Advanced Networking director Jim Griffioen say the greatest opportunities for computer science over the next several years reside in cloud computing, which brings with it computing power centralization. They note the cloud computing model also aligns well with virtualization and growing mobility in society, creating a need to develop technology that maximizes cloud benefits. The shrinking price of hardware will make software paramount, but this raises issues about information control and security. "We need to maximize the benefits of virtualization without the Big Brother risks," Calvert cautions. Griffioen sees positive development in industry's acknowledgment that software security is not an afterthought, while Calvert says there should be more collaboration between computer science and psychology experts so that systems are securely designed and users are educated on the impact of each data decision they make. Calvert contends that Moore's Law is still relevant, but it now yields advantages in terms of parallelism rather than faster sequential computation. Griffioen says there must be more educational focus on parallelism to accommodate this trend. Calvert concludes that it is educators' job to teach basic computing principles and let students adapt to the rate of technological change.

View Full Article

Pascal Fares
ISAE - Cnam Liban informatique
OSLM, Open Source Lebanese Movement

Posts les plus consultés de ce blog

Expérience professionnelle Cnam Liban informatique

Au Cnam Liban 1/3 des crédits environs sont attribués à l'expérience professionnelle, voici les conditions de validation de cette expérience:

Source : département informatique Cnam Liban , Computer Science Lebanon for adult training and continuous training
Les titres du répertoire national des certifications professionnelles (RNCP)Les diplômes de niveau III (bac+2) :
2 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine ou 2 ans en dehors du domaine
+ 3 mois de stage dans la spécialitéLes diplômes de niveau II (bac+3/4) :
2 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine ou 3 ans en dehors du domaine
+ un stage de 3 à 6 mois selon la spécialitéLes licencesParcours complet L1, L2, L3
3 ans d’expérience professionnelle dont 1 an dans le domaine validé par un rapport
d’activité. Si l’expérience professionnelle est en dehors de la spécialité : 3 ans + 6 mois de
stage dans la spécialitéParcours L3
1 an d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine validé par un rapport d’activité.
Si l’expérience…

LTE IoT: Sequans Claims 'Big Lead' over Rivals

Sequans : With the promise of growth in the cellular IoT market, Sequans (Paris, France) is coming to Las Vegas this week to unveil what the company calls “the world’s first purpose-built Cat M1/NB1 chip” at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week.

Specifically designed for narrowband IoT applications by Release 13 of the 3GPP LTE standard, Cat M1 and Cat NB1 are expected to bring better coverage and a longer battery life to wearable devices, industrial monitors and low-data, sensor-driven IoT networks.

Category M1, also known as LTE-M and Cat M, delivers about 1 Megabit per second (Mbps) maximum in a 1.4 MHz channel. Category NB1, also previously known as NB-IoT, delivers about 40 kilobit per second (kbps) in a 200 kHz channel.
Full article :