Cray wins Univ. of Ilinois supercomputing contract; UK survey shows continued interest in IPTV service

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> A national broadband service would make teleworking federal employees more efficient. Article

> Cray has won a $188 million deal to build a supercomputer for the University of Illinois' Blue Waters project, replacing IBM, which decided to not go forward with its work on the project. Article

> Fon and Belgacom launch a 100,000 spot WiFi network in Belgium, which will be available for Belgacom and Fon customers by the end of 2011. Release

> A new survey of 590 people revealed that 57 percent are interested in subscribing to an IPTV service. Article

> Arista Networks founders David Cheriton and Andreas Bechtolsheim believe that the always-on nature and growing speeds to access the network have a number of reliability issues. Article  

And finally ... Warren Buffett is betting over $10 billion that IBM won't succumb to the 'wild swings' that have plagued other technology companies like Nokia and RIM. Article

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