Cineca powers Italy's information society. The nonprofit consortium provides High-Performance Computing (HPC) services. Their challenges are to address immediate priority to accelerate customer projects and provide path for data center evolution and virtualization. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented adopt Cisco data center 3.0 approach; deploy Cisco Nexus 7000 and series switches for improved supercomputing performance. The results of implementing Cisco were reduced computing lead times and overall time-to-solution and consolidation of infrastructure and devices to help drive down TCO.