Lightfleet Uses Light for Blade Server Interconnections

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 21, 2010


After seven years of research, new start-up Lightfleet claims its first product -- a 32-node server -- uses light signals and mirrors in place of typical blade server cabling and switches, As reported in this CNET News article, these interconnections in a server blade play a critical part in how much power the whole data center uses and how much heat it throws off.


Lightfleet claims its product uses light signals to replace the cabling and switches typically used in a blade server.

"For the past seven years, Lightfleet has been working on a technology that employs light signals to replace the cabling and switches typically used to connect various server nodes in a blade server. And as of December, it had delivered its first unit--to Microsoft's Research's labs.

"Lightfleet's first product is code-named Beacon, a 32-node server that uses dual-core Intel processors along with standard off-the-shelf disks, memory, and storage all in a package that stands about 16 inches tall on a server rack (9U in server speak)."

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