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Cisco IV Current Events - Parr


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This was my current events assignment for Cisco IV class. This is intended to display my PowerPoint and reporting skills.

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Cisco IV Current Events - Parr

  1. 1. Cisco QuantumFlow Processor (40-Core Networking Semiconductor) Cisco IV Current Events February 28, 2008 Chris Parr
  2. 2. Developed over the last five years, Cisco Systems introduced the QuantumFlow Processor on Monday . <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>a 40-core networking semiconductor </li></ul><ul><li>can perform up to 160 simultaneous processes </li></ul><ul><li>includes a programmable chipset </li></ul><ul><li>has 800 million transistors (4+x more than SPP) </li></ul><ul><li>has led to more than 40 patent submissions </li></ul><ul><li>for people using interactive applications </li></ul><ul><li>$100 million development </li></ul>
  3. 3. History: <ul><li>100 Engineers worked on the QuantumFlow . They also developed the Cisco Silicon Packet Processor (SPP) for the company's Carrier Routing System (CRS-1) which debuted in 2004. </li></ul>
  4. 4. While Cisco has not said what it plans to do with the new processor, it may upgrade Cisco's CRS-1. - The CRS-1 supports 40Gbps per port. * The QuantumFlow could anchor a card that boosts that to 100Gbps per port. <ul><li>The company has scheduled a March 4 </li></ul><ul><li>product launch in which Cisco promises to </li></ul><ul><li>unveil &quot; a breakthrough innovation that will </li></ul><ul><li>improve the network for everyone .&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>&quot;Being that big it seems to be destined as a main CPU in a device or supervisor blade.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Morris </li></ul><ul><li>(network architect and a blogger for Cisco Subnet) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cisco hopes to convince customers to deploy servers into resource pools (CPUs, memory, etc.) which are networked. <ul><li>In this setup, an enterprise data center </li></ul><ul><li>would be reduced to little more than a virtual </li></ul><ul><li>machine on a giant switch , one that Cisco </li></ul><ul><li>hopes will carry its name. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sources: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// =206900007 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> netflash-rss </li></ul><ul><li>3. Pictures courtesy of: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// bin/ kaka?year =2007;dir=20070708 </li></ul>