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Floating Point Accelerators: Does IT Finally Get A Free Lunch?

Floating point acceleration key to huge top-end performance jump in the world's fastest supercomputers.

Making It in IT: Advice for a Veteran IT Pro Without a Degree

Ed Tittel advises a 55-year old IT professional who never got a degree or any certification other than a CNE 3 /4 and ComTIA + PC Technician. 

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Survey finds expectation of cost reduction is the main reason why business consider a move to the cloud.

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