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Anant Thakar

CXL Director

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Anant Thakar is the Principal System Architect @ Cisco UCS Compute & is the chief product architect of UCS-X Series Platform. He has conceptualized, architected, and designed several products in various verticals including networking, security, and compute.
He is currently focused on Heterogeneous compute architectures, resource disaggregation, edge compute and IO scaling in optical domain. In addition, he is currently leading and contributing to some key initiatives undergoing at SNIA and CMS in OCP. He has 16+ patents spanning system architecture, IO interconnect and thermal area. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and reading on the history of civilization.