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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - G comme Grille

Computer science from A to Z

G is for Grid

A bicycle manufacturer may spread the manufacturing of its bicycles' constituent parts among several plants.

Computer scientists do the same when faced with some complex calculations: they break them down into multiple tasks, which are then assigned to different computers, which perform them simultaneously.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - H comme Horloge

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H is for Horology (Clocks)

Like a symphony orchestra, a computer system is composed of very varied elements: processors to process information, memories to record it, interfaces to communicate with the outside world, etc.

And the "conductor" of a computer is its clock.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - I comme Internet

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I is for Internet

You want to wish a happy birthday to your old friend who has retired to Bora Bora?

You can contact him via instant messaging software and the Internet, the network of networks, which links computers all over the world.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - J comme Jeu

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J is for Jeu (Games)

From its hiding place behind a treasure chest, an enormous dragon jumps out in front of you.

Its fiery breath lights up the dungeon as its glistening eyes are fixed upon you...

There's no point in running, it's only a video game!

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - K comme Kilobit

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K is for Kilobit

The quantity of information that a network can transmit increases by a factor of nearly 1000 every 10 years:

from several thousand bits (kilobits) per second in 1980, to a few million (megabits) in 1990, to billions (gigabits) in the 21st century.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - A comme Algorithme

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A is for Algorithm

Looking up a word in a dictionary, doing an addition, finding the shortest route on a map...

To solve these problems, systematic methods exist that are sure to lead to the desired result: algorithms.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - L comme Langage

Computer science from A to Z

L is for Language

If (x = = y) {n + + ;}/
But why don't we speak to computers in the same way we speak to people?

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - M comme Multimédia

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M is for Multimedia

Texts, drawings, photos, music, films... culture takes many forms, all of which are now accessible via a computer: welcome to the multimedia age!

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - N comme Numérique

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N is for Numerical (Digital)

Camcorders, personal music players, telephones, computers... digital devices do not easily digest the incredibly nuanced, constantly changing information from the world around us.

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© INRIA Sophie Auvin - O comme Ordinateur

Computer science from A to Z

O is for Ordinateur (Computer)

Gears, electromechanical relays, mercury tubes, vacuum lamps...

computers over the years have resorted to virtually everything.

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