Lightfleet http://lightfleet.com Switchless Optical Fabrics Wed, 11 May 2016 17:57:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 STAC Report Shows Lightfleet Fabric has Highest Message Rate http://lightfleet.com/983/lightfleet/stac-report-shows-lightfleet-fabric-has-highest-message-rate/ http://lightfleet.com/983/lightfleet/stac-report-shows-lightfleet-fabric-has-highest-message-rate/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:32:07 +0000 http://lightfleet.com/?p=983 STAC Report Shows Lightfleet Fabric has Highest Message Rate

(CAMAS, WA) 11/10/2015, Lightfleet Corporation (www.lightfleet.com), innovator of data fabric interconnect technologies that remove the issues that impact network performance and reliability, announces that the Securities Technology Analysis Center LLC (STAC® ) has published a STAC Report™ with latency and throughput data on Lightfleet’s Host Bus Adapter (HBA) modules. The report, with audited results from STAC-­N1™ benchmark testing, shows that at 1.45 million 264-­byte messages per second, the product configuration tested delivered the highest message rate publicly reported to date by STAC. The report also stated that at the base rate of 100k messages/second the test system delivered the lowest maximum latency of any public STAC report to date (beating the next best solution by 6 microseconds). And, with extremely low variability in timing from message to message, the data reflected superior reliability and predictability of the Lightfleet solution.

The Lightfleet HBAs are part of the company’s data distribution solution for environments that share data among multiple host computers or servers. Combined with Lightfleet’s DataRotor™ data distribution modules (DDMs), the HBAs implement a switch-free data flow architecture that avoids the bottlenecks that prolong access latencies and can cause conventional network switches to drop packets and fail as network congestion builds. Where most network switches have limited ability to perform multicasting, a capability essential to high-speed trading decision systems and many big data apps, multicasting is automatic and transparent with Lightfleet’s data-directed fabric architecture. The data distribution function of the Lightfleet system was not tested by the STAC benchmark, however.

“The STAC-N1 benchmark suite was specified by trading firms as a way to enable fair and relevant comparisons of networking solutions, with particular attention to latency and determinism under heavy workloads like realtime market data,” said Peter Lankford, STAC Founder & Director. “We are pleased that Lightfleet gave us the opportunity to assess the performance of their new networking products.”

“The test results validate the benefits that we deliver to performance-critical markets,” said Jay Brandon, Lightfleet’s VP of Sales. “We’re now looking for end users who want to verify our product performance for themselves.”

To get a copy of the STAC report, visit www.STACresearch.com/LF151023, or contact Ivy Yap at iyap@lightfleet.com for a copy of the report and a whitepaper on the new Lightfleet technology, or to schedule an evaluation.

About Lightfleet Corp.
Lightfleet, located in Camas, Washington (near Portland, Oregon), was founded in 2003 by a team of individuals seeking to revolutionize the increasingly complex world of high performance computing. Drawing from diverse backgrounds in optics, signal processing, neural computing, massively parallel processing, and semiconductor design, Lightfleet is uniquely positioned to design faster, more reliable and more energy efficient networking platforms than have previously existed. Lightfleet’s headquarters are located in Camas, Washington. More information is available at www.lightfleet.com.

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Lightfleet Joins STAC Council, will use STAC Benchmarks to Analyze New Switch-free Network Product Performance http://lightfleet.com/938/lightfleet/lightfleet-joins-stac-council-will-use-stac-benchmarks-to-analyze-new-switch-free-network-product-performance/ http://lightfleet.com/938/lightfleet/lightfleet-joins-stac-council-will-use-stac-benchmarks-to-analyze-new-switch-free-network-product-performance/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:30:10 +0000 http://lightfleet.com/?p=938 Lightfleet Corporation, innovator of networking technologies that will remove network performance and reliability issues impacting the high-frequency trading and big data processing industries, announces that it has joined the Securities Technology Analysis Center LLC (STAC ) Benchmark Council, with the intent to run STAC benchmarks to verify the performance of the company’s new switch-free top-of-rack interconnect technologies.

Lightfleet’s DataRotor Data Distribution Module (DDM) implements a data flow architecture that avoids the bottlenecks that prolong access latencies and can cause conventional network switches to drop packets and fail as congestion builds. Where most network switches have limited ability to perform multicasting, a capability essential to high-speed trading decision systems, multicasting is automatic and transparent with Lightfleet’s architecture.

“STAC reports are relied upon by some of the largest global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, and other financial markets,” said Jay Brandon, Lightfleet’s VP of Sales. “The test results will validate the benefits that we deliver to these performance-critical markets.”

A whitepaper on Lightfleet technology can be downloaded here, or at www.lightfleet.com/technology/

About Lightfleet Corp.
Lightfleet was founded in 2003 by a team of individuals seeking to revolutionize the increasingly complex world of high performance computing. Drawing from diverse backgrounds in optics, signal processing, neural computing, massively parallel processing, and semiconductor design, Lightfleet is uniquely positioned to design faster, more reliable and more energy efficient networking platforms than have previously existed. Lightfleet’s headquarters are located in Camas, Washington. More information is available at www.lightfleet.com.

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The Wall Street Journal Most Innovative Technologies Awards http://lightfleet.com/701/lightfleet/the-wall-street-journal-most-innovative-technologies-awards/ http://lightfleet.com/701/lightfleet/the-wall-street-journal-most-innovative-technologies-awards/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:54:12 +0000 http://lightfleet.com/?p=701 by Michael Totty, September 27, 2010 of The Wall Street Journal

This year the Innovation Awards judges chose winners in 17 categories. Here’s a look at the winning entries.

Computing Systems

Lightfleet Corp., based in Camas, Wash., won in this category for a novel way of connecting computer processors, using beamed light instead of copper or fiber-optic wires.

In big data centers, even the fastest servers get slowed by bottlenecks in the connections between microprocessors, or nodes. Lightfleet’s technology aims to eliminate the bottlenecks by replacing the wired switches typically used to manage these connections with a device that sends a data-carrying beam of light to all the nodes at once. The faster transmission of data promises to make it possible, for example, to run Wall Street’s high-speed trading operations more efficiently.

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Oregon Business magazine names Lightfleet as a local company that “will change the world” http://lightfleet.com/29/lightfleet/oregon-business-magazine-names-lightfleet-as-a-local-company-that-will-change-the-world/ Sat, 04 Aug 2007 19:28:29 +0000 http://74.220.207.105/~lightfle/wordpress/?p=29 In The Transformers: Eight homegrown discoveries that will change the world, the Oregon Business magazine May 2007 cover story spotlights Lightfleet Corporation as an innovative computer technology company.

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