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Computerworld: Server technology in the year 2021: Part 1

August 1st, 2011

Excerpt from Server technology in the year 2021: Part 1 by Sandra Van Dijk (Computerworld) Published July 29, 2011 …Optical System Buses: This refers to the use of optical signalling to replace electrical connections in system buses. Optical transducers will appear in memory, interconnects and processor modules, significantly reducing pin counts while boosting performance. Gartner […]

Lightfleet Wins The Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Award in Computing Systems

October 1st, 2010

DOWNLOAD PDF 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 […]

The Wall Street Journal Most Innovative Technologies Awards

September 27th, 2010

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 […]

CompactPCI: Switching At The Speed Of Light II

September 20th, 2010

Written by Curt Schwaderer for CompactPCI Advanced and Micro TCA Systems August, 2010 In my November 2008 column, I wrote about a paradigm-shifting optical switching technology being developed by Lightfleet Corporation (http:// www.compactpci-systems.com/articles/id/?3521). The technology promised to be a significantly disruptive, enabling new architectures for a variety of applications requiring low latency switching with broadcasting […]

StartUp Beat: Featured Pitch

June 4th, 2010

Written by John Peers, CEO for StartUpBeat.com May 26, 2010 Imagine for a moment that firms on Wall Street can execute trades and trading algorithms much faster, where trading even milliseconds faster can mean millions in profits; or that the military can put high-density analytics systems like facial recognition in command aircrafts to speed intelligence, […]

Press: IEEE Computing Now

May 12th, 2010

New Product Uses Light Connections in Blade Server by George Lawton A company has delivered the first version of a product that uses light signals, instead of cables and switches, to connect blade-server nodes. Lightfleet has sold and installed its Beacon prototype, a 32-node server, to Microsoft Research. Beacon uses the company’s Direct Broadcast Optical […]

InsideHPC.com: Microsoft Test Drives Switchless Optical Interconnect

April 23rd, 2010

Posted by John West Apr 20, 2010 Lightfleet Corporation announced today that they’ve placed an alpha version of their optical interconnect technology at Microsoft Research……The unit was delivered to Microsoft Research’s eXtreme Computing Group, the team that Dan Reed heads up. A little more in the announcement, and I have an email in to the […]

GigaOM.com Comments on Microsoft Research Interconnect Delivery

April 23rd, 2010

Posted By Stacey Higginbotham Apr. 20, 2010 Microsoft Research is the first commercial customer of a new optical equipment module made by a seven-year-old startup that hopes its gear will enable servers to send and receive information faster. Lightfleet, based in Camas, Wash. sold an alpha version of its Direct Broadcast Optical Interconnect system, which […]

Lightfleet Delivers First Optical Interconnect System to Microsoft Research

April 20th, 2010

Download PDF Contact: Kali Bean Edelman (503)471-6834 kali.bean@edelman.com CAMAS, Wash. – April 20, 2010 – Lightfleet Corporation today announced that it has sold and installed its first commercial alpha unit at Microsoft Research. Lightfleet’s Direct Broadcast Optical Interconnect (DBOI) system uses broadcast light to reinvent the way computing nodes are connected in next generation data […]

Cnet.com Asks: Will light replace cables in blade servers?

April 19th, 2010

Posted April 19, 2010 on news.cnet.com by Ina Fried A start-up has plans to turn the traditional approach to blade servers on its ear, and it’s not just smoke and mirrors. But it is light and mirrors. For the past seven years, Lightfleet has been working on a technology that employs light signals to replace […]

Computerworld: Server technology in the year 2021: Part 1

August 1st, 2011

Excerpt from Server technology in the year 2021: Part 1 by Sandra Van Dijk (Computerworld) Published July 29, 2011 …Optical System Buses: This refers to the use of optical signalling to replace electrical connections in system buses. Optical transducers will appear in memory, interconnects and processor modules, significantly reducing pin counts while boosting performance. Gartner […]

Lightfleet Wins The Wall Street Journal 2010 Technology Innovation Award in Computing Systems

October 1st, 2010

DOWNLOAD PDF 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 […]

The Wall Street Journal Most Innovative Technologies Awards

September 27th, 2010

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 […]

CompactPCI: Switching At The Speed Of Light II

September 20th, 2010

Written by Curt Schwaderer for CompactPCI Advanced and Micro TCA Systems August, 2010 In my November 2008 column, I wrote about a paradigm-shifting optical switching technology being developed by Lightfleet Corporation (http:// www.compactpci-systems.com/articles/id/?3521). The technology promised to be a significantly disruptive, enabling new architectures for a variety of applications requiring low latency switching with broadcasting […]

StartUp Beat: Featured Pitch

June 4th, 2010

Written by John Peers, CEO for StartUpBeat.com May 26, 2010 Imagine for a moment that firms on Wall Street can execute trades and trading algorithms much faster, where trading even milliseconds faster can mean millions in profits; or that the military can put high-density analytics systems like facial recognition in command aircrafts to speed intelligence, […]

Press: IEEE Computing Now

May 12th, 2010

New Product Uses Light Connections in Blade Server by George Lawton A company has delivered the first version of a product that uses light signals, instead of cables and switches, to connect blade-server nodes. Lightfleet has sold and installed its Beacon prototype, a 32-node server, to Microsoft Research. Beacon uses the company’s Direct Broadcast Optical […]

InsideHPC.com: Microsoft Test Drives Switchless Optical Interconnect

April 23rd, 2010

Posted by John West Apr 20, 2010 Lightfleet Corporation announced today that they’ve placed an alpha version of their optical interconnect technology at Microsoft Research……The unit was delivered to Microsoft Research’s eXtreme Computing Group, the team that Dan Reed heads up. A little more in the announcement, and I have an email in to the […]

GigaOM.com Comments on Microsoft Research Interconnect Delivery

April 23rd, 2010

Posted By Stacey Higginbotham Apr. 20, 2010 Microsoft Research is the first commercial customer of a new optical equipment module made by a seven-year-old startup that hopes its gear will enable servers to send and receive information faster. Lightfleet, based in Camas, Wash. sold an alpha version of its Direct Broadcast Optical Interconnect system, which […]

Lightfleet Delivers First Optical Interconnect System to Microsoft Research

April 20th, 2010

Download PDF Contact: Kali Bean Edelman (503)471-6834 kali.bean@edelman.com CAMAS, Wash. – April 20, 2010 – Lightfleet Corporation today announced that it has sold and installed its first commercial alpha unit at Microsoft Research. Lightfleet’s Direct Broadcast Optical Interconnect (DBOI) system uses broadcast light to reinvent the way computing nodes are connected in next generation data […]

Cnet.com Asks: Will light replace cables in blade servers?

April 19th, 2010

Posted April 19, 2010 on news.cnet.com by Ina Fried A start-up has plans to turn the traditional approach to blade servers on its ear, and it’s not just smoke and mirrors. But it is light and mirrors. For the past seven years, Lightfleet has been working on a technology that employs light signals to replace […]