Lightfleet Wins The Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Award in Computing Systems
Judges Highlight Lightfleet’s Ability to Eliminate the Bottleneck That Even Fast Servers Experience in Big Data Centers
CAMAS, Wash. – September 29, 2010 - Lightfleet Corporation today announced that it won top-honors in the Computing Systems category of The Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Awards.
“We are honored to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal with this prestigious award”
Lightfleet’s Direct Broadcast Optical Interconnect (DBOI) system uses broadcast light to reinvent the way computing nodes are connected in next generation data centers. It creates a switchless optical fabric that enables all nodes to communicate with all other nodes simultaneously, breaking the performance barriers of today’s typical interconnect architectures. Engineered to meet the growing demands for green computing in an energy-efficient, high density form factor, Lightfleet’s capabilities offer unique parallel computing opportunities that allow for building efficient, high-performance cloud infrastructures that deliver more scalability, power savings and cost savings than ever before.
This year, winners in 17 categories were chosen from 597 applicants by a panel of judges from research institutions and venture-capital firms, among other companies. Competition was fierce, and applicants were assessed on three criteria:
- Does the innovation break with conventional ideas or processes in its field?
- Does it go beyond marginal improvements on something that already exists?
- Will it have a wide impact on future technology in its field or in other fields?
“An economic downturn simply couldn’t constrain the awesome innovation energy that exists around the world,” said Scott D. Anthony, managing director of Innosight Ventures and one of the judges of the awards. “It gives one a lot of hope for the future. A number of the applicants have the potential to literally change the world.”
“We are honored to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal with this prestigious award,” said John Peers, Lightfleet CEO, “Lightfleet’s technology fundamentally changes the way communication among computing systems is achieved, producing massive advantages for data centers and cloud computing environments, from high-performance to general purpose computing.”
About Lightfleet Corp.
Lightfleet was founded in 2003 by a team of individuals seeking to deliver simplified solutions in the increasingly complex world of computing. Drawing from diverse backgrounds in optics, signal processing, neural computing, massively parallel processing, and semiconductor design, Lightfleet is uniquely positioned to design faster, cooler, and more compact platforms than have previously existed. By leveraging the properties of light, Lightfleet brings enhanced value to our customers and partners in the form of efficient, flexible, and affordable systems to meet a range of compute needs including transaction processing, data mining, visualization, simulation, and high-throughput, large-scale application processing. Lightfleet’s headquarters are located in Camas, Washington. More information is available at http://www.lightfleet.com. Investors and OEMs should contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Media should contact email@example.com.