Rakesh Chopra

Cisco SVP & Fellow

Common Hardware Group Architecture and Platforming

Rakesh Chopra is a SVP & Fellow for Silicon One 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 space. Today, Rakesh has two primary focuses. First he owns the Cisco Silicon One roadmap definition, while runs the business and technical customer engagements for our external partners as part of Cisco's disaggregated business models. Secondly he runs a system architecture team focusing on hardware innovations and architectures for the system products Cisco builds.


Cisco Silicon One Breaks the 51.2 Tbps Barrier

5 min read

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

5 min read

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

2 min read

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

3 min read

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

4 min read

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

5 min read

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

2 min read

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

2 min read

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.

October 22, 2020


Cisco Silicon Powers the Best Systems

2 min read

Learn about the Cisco custom silicon that goes in to our high-performing, specialized networking hardware.

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