Rakesh Chopra

Cisco Fellow

Common Hardware Group Architecture and Platforming

Rakesh Chopra is a Cisco Fellow in Cisco’s Common Hardware Group and has been at Cisco since 1997. During his time at Cisco, Rakesh has driven a number of industry-leading products at Cisco across the Enterprise and Service Provider routing space. Today, Rakesh has two primary focuses. First he runs a system architecture team focusing on the hardware platforms Cisco design. Second, Rakesh owns the business and customer engagements for selling Cisco Silicon One to our external partners in as part of Cisco's disaggregated business models,


October 16, 2023


Enabling a new generation of AI with Ethernet

Ethernet is well-placed to support the massive scale that the world’s largest AI network fabrics require, and it has a broad base of suppliers. Cisco will partner with you to build an AI infrastructure that matches your business model.

Cisco Silicon One Breaks the 51.2 Tbps Barrier

Today we expand the Cisco Silicon One™ portfolio with two new 5nm devices targeting web-scale spine roles and Ethernet-based artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) deployments. Cisco Silicon One devices now span from 3.2 Tbps to 51.2 Tbps, with a converged architecture and software development kit for true convergence without compromise.

Building AI/ML Networks with Cisco Silicon One

Customers can deploy Cisco Silicon One to power their AI/ML networks and configure the network to use standard Ethernet, telemetry assisted Ethernet, or fully scheduled fabrics. As workloads evolve, they can continue to evolve their thinking with Cisco Silicon One’s programmable architecture.

November 9, 2021


Cisco and Meta Partner on Wedge400C Data Center Switch

Cisco and Meta (formerly Facebook) unveil the Wedge400C, a 12.8 Tbps OCP white box system that utilizes Cisco Silicon One Q200L

October 25, 2021


Cisco Silicon One Enables the Best Routers

The Cisco Silicon One™ P100 enables the highest bandwidth and most efficient fixed box and modular routers in the world. Let’s look at how it stacks up.

Cisco Silicon One Easily Shatters the 25.6T Barrier

Today we expand the Cisco Silicon One portfolio with three new devices to include 25.6T and 8T web scale switching devices and an 8T routing device. With three new 7nm devices released in just five months from our last announcement, we continue to expand our network coverage at an unheard-of pace. All this with a fully unified architecture, SDK, and P4 forwarding code offers convergence without compromise!

January 11, 2021


Co-Packaged Optics and an Open Ecosystem

The pace of bandwidth growth isn’t slowing down, and each generation draws more power than the last. To address this, the industry needs to move to co-packaged optics. Today we are announcing a collaboration between Inphi and Cisco to drive an open ecosystem around the technology.

November 5, 2020


How Cisco Silicon One Can Help You Save Millions

Compare to other architectures, Cisco Silicon One can save up to 580kW of power in a web scale data center, fundamentally changing the economics of the industry. Web scalers can turn this into cost savings, increase revenue by adding more servers or help minimize their carbon footprint.

October 29, 2020


Turn Router Power into Cash Savings with Better Silicon

Power is our fundamental limitation. It limits what we can build, what customers can deploy, and what our planet can sustain. This creates a technological imperative, a business imperative and most importantly a moral imperative to innovate. Learn how Cisco Silicon One may reduce your power bill by up to 71% saving over $140,000 per system and help save the planet.

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