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STAC Report Shows Lightfleet Fabric has Highest Message Rate

November 10th, 2015

STAC Report Shows Lightfleet Fabric has Highest Message Rate (CAMAS, WA) 11/10/2015, Lightfleet Corporation (, 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 […]

Lightfleet Joins STAC Council, will use STAC Benchmarks to Analyze New Switch-free Network Product Performance

April 13th, 2015

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 […]

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:// 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 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 […] 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 […] 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 […]

Switching at the Speed of Light

November 5th, 2008

Curt Schwaderer writes in CompactPCI and AdvancedTCA Systems about Lightfleet technology and the programming model supporting it, concluding with “[Lightfleet technology] adds an important piece to the puzzle of advancing today’s communication infrastructure to the next level of usefulness.” Read the entire article here.

Lightfleet Names Global Experts to Science and Technology Advisory Board

March 5th, 2008

Lightfleet® Corporation, a technology company that uses advanced technologies for faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient computing solutions, has announced the members of the newly created Science and Technology Advisory Board (STAB). The Science and Technology Advisory Board includes recognized experts in several disciplines and will inform Lightfleet executives about developments that are relevant to the […]

A light touch speeds chatter among chips

October 29th, 2007

The Columbian technology reporter Courtney Sherwood writes about the implications of Lightfleet technology: “Here’s the idea: instead of forcing data to move from chip to chip along a series of cables, why not let the chips all talk at once?” Read entire article.

Lightfleet emerges from stealth with broadcast optical interconnect

August 4th, 2007

Lightfleet Corporation has come out of stealth mode to reveal its unique all-to-all optical interconnect. The company’s “DBOI” technology is described as a “simultaneous, all-to-all, continuous broadcast optical interconnect.” Lightfleet’s goal is to eliminate the unwieldy mess of point-to-point cables that form the interconnect of very large highly parallel systems. Its solution substitutes a set […]

Lightfleet™ Corporation Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

August 4th, 2007

Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor report” are innovative, impactful and intriguing. Read about Lightfleet in this report reprinted with permission from Gartner.

HPCWire: It’s All Done With Mirrors

August 4th, 2007

Lightfleet’s DBOI fabric uses laser transmitters and opto-electric receivers to support inter-processor communication in a highly parallel fashion. Each compute or storage node contains a transmitter and a receiver. Mirrors and lenses are used to direct the light transmissions to receivers in an all-to-all topology. The all-to-all nature of the DBOI is the key to […]

Lightfleet Corporation Pioneers Landmark Interconnection Technology to Transform Multiprocessor Systems

August 4th, 2007

Breakthrough has broad future implications for computing, communications and embedded systems; initially enables compact, power-efficient and scalable parallel systems View / Download

Information Week: Startup Lightfleet to Increase Computing Speeds in Servers

August 4th, 2007

From Information Week: Startup Lightfleet Inc. says it has developed laser-based technology that moves data faster between large numbers of microprocessors in a server, boosting the processing speed of heavy-duty computing tasks found in scientific research and the financial industry. View article

Oregon Business magazine names Lightfleet as a local company that “will change the world”

August 4th, 2007

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. Details