Cesare Cantù

Manager of Software Development

UCS Platform

Since the inception of UCS, Cesare has been part of the UCS platform engineering team in charge of the Cisco VIC, where he managed the development of software projects in the areas of virtualization, high performance computing and network services, including VM-FEX, VMDirectPath (UPT), usNIC, NetFlow+ (“and more to come of exciting ones !”).

Prior to that, Cesare spent his career developing data center products: first the Catalyst 6500 at Cisco ISBU, and then ESX 4.0 at VMware networking R&D for three exciting years across the IPO.

Cesare holds a master degree in Electronics Engineering, with specialization in Computing Systems, from Universita’ di Parma, Italy.

Besides delivering usable products based on cutting-edge technology, Cesare enjoys playing soccer, tennis, reading and volunteering.


usNIC released!

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I’m excited to announce that Cisco has just released usNIC as a feature of the UCS C-Series Rack Servers product line. usNIC is available since the release 1.5(2) of the Cisco UCS C-Series Integrated Management Controller.

Why is SR-IOV relevant in the HPC world ?

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One feature of the usNIC ultra-low latency Ethernet solution for the UCS Cisco VIC that we think is interesting is the fact that it is based on SR-IOV. What is SR-IOV, and why is it relevant in the HPC world? SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) is commonly used in the server virtualization world. The most […]