Importance of the Direct Broadcast Optical Interconnect (DBOI)

Transmitters and receivers in the Lightfleet interconnect

Senior Technologist Tim Witham has written a white paper on the Unique Properties of the Lightfleet Interconnect Technology. From the paper:

The Lightfleet optical interconnect is a patent-pending breakthrough that has three properties which are not normally considered compatible:

  • increasing bandwidth as nodes are added,
  • all nodes have full visibility to all data transfers, and
  • natural fault isolation of a failing node.

This means that the interconnect implemented with Lightfleet’s technology has the properties of switched fabric in that more nodes increase the total available bandwidth, while it has the properties of a system bus in that all nodes can monitor updates that are sent across.

The white paper is available for download here: Lightfleet DBOI White Paper