I Heard A Rumor About Cisco UCS

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged (apologies) but I have a juicy rumor about Cisco’s blade servers that I think you’ll want to hear. 

Cisco recently held their annual event, Cisco Live.  Unfortunately, as a Dell employee, I don’t have the privlege to attend this event, however I heard from somone who attended a nice rumor that you may find interesting.

According to sources, Cisco announced that their UCS-X series chassis will be their go to design for the next 10 years.   To add to this rumor, it was mentioned Cisco will have a limited next generation Intel Sierra Forrest (aka – “efficiency core”) CPU as well as Intel Granite Rapids (aka – “performance core” offerings in their next generation UCS-X blade servers.  One caveat mentioned was that anything over the 350w TDP limit would be a liquid cooled offering.  Additionally, Cisco seemed to be focused on Immersion cooling as they had an Immersion cooling partner at Cisco Live.

If you’ve heard anything different, please let me know.  As always, thanks for reading!

Kevin Houston is the founder of BladesMadeSimple.com. With over 26 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace Kevin has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware virtualization. He has worked at Dell Technologies since August 2011 and is a Principal Engineer supporting the Northeast Enterprise Region and is also a CTO Ambassador for the Office of the CTO at Dell Technologies.

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