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This morning the winner of our first weekly raffle was picked amongst the 200 correct answers! This lucky and smart participant  will receive very soon a congratulations e-mail and in a few days his/her Apple iPad!

 

The race for the grand prize is definitely on! But don’t worry !

If you didn’t participate this week , you can still win points in answering the bonus questions before the end of the week-end ! How ? very simple
Check right away www.Facebook.com/ciscodc for the Unified data center IQ tab – This set of questions are worth 30 points – A great way to catch up if you missed this first week or to boost your Unified IQ if you are already in the race .

Now you may want to know what are the results for the first set of questions
The questions were related to our September 19th low latency data center switch announcement – At this time , we launched a new technology called Algo Boost and a ultra low latency Nexus 3548 , breaking the barriers of 200 nanoseconds !

[] What is Cisco’s Algo Boost?

A new Cisco ASIC, with unprecedented speed, performance and visibility
Check the blog announcement 

[] What is the total amount of buffers offered on the Nexus 3548 Switch

6 MB shared among 16 ports; 18 MB total
See details on the Datasheet and the interview with Will Ochanderana , Cisco Engineer

[] What type of encapsulation enables Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) to extend Layer 2 over IP-based networks?

Please check the following Algo Boost video for the exact answer

Next week Contest 

And now a little hint – Next week questions which will allow you to participate to the next weekly raffle to win another  iPad  will be on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Cisco  Open Network Environment.

The questions will be available  on Facebook.com/ciscodc starting on Sunday midnight (PST ).

If you want to be ready here are some suggestions:

- You may want to check the announcement blog from Shashi Kiran

- Another good place are the blogs from Omar Sultan and Gary Kinghorn

Have fun and good luck!!

 

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