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Outstanding Innovators Under 35: Sundar Iyer

An engineer on Cisco’s data center team, Sundar Iyer, was recently recognized by Technology Review Magazine as an outstanding innovator under the age of 35 for his work on scaling router performance, a topic he first began exploring while an doctoral student at Stanford University. So what problem does Sundar’s work address? With the growth in real-time applications such as voice, video, distributed computing and gaming, there̵…


Virtual in the Cloud? Cinematic quality 3D rendering in a browser? For real?

…and what not I can’t help but wonder does this signal the beginning of the end for all those walled garden gaming consoles? Could I really be looking at reducing my power draw, and I mean significantly so, in the near future by reducing the stack of gaming machines I have to just the single PC? Now before you folks reading this get all crazy, I realize the PC takes up more power than my Wii and is comparable to my XBOX 360 and PS3 when comp…


Sony and Microsoft Include Online Movie Rental Feature in Gaming Consoles

…cast. Check out this video produced by CNet, “How to watch Netflix movies on your Xbox 360.” The gaming industry’s willingness to adapt to the rising trends of the consumer, makes me confident that a true integration of social networking and video may soon be enabled via gaming consoles. For example, Marc Whitten, General Manager of XBox Live, writes about new features of the XBox 360 in a direct letter to members, “We…


Data Trends: Yotta?

When I speak with customers or at conferences, I often speak about data trends and applications as input to dimensioning a service and network. These data are being transmitted over a network; and, this fact highlights Cisco’s”Network as the Platform.” Three trends are converging today:1. Entertainment content is collapsing onto a common, digital source Music, film and print are all now just a string of O’s and 1′s….


Take the Cisco Live in Second Life Packet Sort Collaboration Challenge

The Cisco Live in Second Life collaboration hub is now LIVE. The hub features a collaborative ‘packet sort’ game, a video vault, the Cisco view-matic, Cisco Live Twitter wall and the Cisco Live chill zone with in world store. Join a couple of friends in world now and take the ‘packet sort’ challenge. All gamers can get a prize after playing at the Cisco Live in world store. The top scores as of June 28th will get special…