Computers are considered a basic feature of our time since they are closely connected to the advanced nations’ systems as well as the societies looking forward to catching up with the distinctive concepts and methods of the 21st century.
Thus, they considered computers as a constructive tool upon which the branches of their civilization is based, as in education, techniques of production, means of communication, business, defense, information systems, in addition to the requirements of their infrastructure. This is due intrinsically to the tremendous advance in computer features during the last decade as a result of the use of state-of-the-art microprocessors widely used in computer manufacturing, and the spectacular advance in software products, as well as saving huge data and retrieving them.
Computers have witnessed great advances and have become widely used in less than half a century, namely since the production of the first generation that depended on electronic tubes in the mid-1940s replaced lately by transistors for the second generation in the early 1960s. For the third and fourth generations in the 1970s and 1980s, there has been a notable step by using the ICs which lead to the manufacturing of high-speed computers.
There’s no doubt that the technological advancement, as in the appearance of portable laptops that depend on microprocessors in the early 1980s, has made the usage of PCs easier, which is considered a significant achievement that resulted in a marked change in the concepts related to the use of PCs from a mere PC to a device fully integrated with the other systems as used in controlling the systems of production, communications as well as the information systems. Thus, the imitation of the computer to the human brain and the naturalization of its relation with the human way of thinking have become possible as in the artificial intelligence, experience systems as well as the diverse applications of robots.
Out of its awareness of the vital role that computers play in the community, MUST has taken the initiative to establish this Centre, and has taken upon itself to promote and equip it with the most state-of-the-art PCs and latest software. In addition, the Centre has sought to catch up with the remarkable development in terms of the role that PCs play in the community by updating its research and training activities, and making its role as effective as possible in promoting the university management, strengthening the academic and cultural relationships between MUST and the other universities and companies on the local, Arab as well as the global levels.