Meta AI supercomputer, claiming it is upcoming world’s fastest

Meta AI supercomputer, claiming it is upcoming world’s fastest


Meta, formerly Facebook, has recently announced creating a newly created artificial intelligence (AI) “Research SuperCluster” (RSC) that has been proposed to pave the way towards building the metaverse.


The social media giant informed while unveiling the hardware that it believes that RSC has become one of the fastest supercomputers already, and it would very soon snag the top spot when fully operational, which it is expected to be by mid-2022.


In a blog post regarding the launch, Meta has said that developing the next generation of advanced AI would require powerful new computers that are capable of performing quintillions of operations per second.


It further said that ultimately all the work that is done with RSC would make way towards building more technologies for a major upcoming computing platform, i.e., the metaverse where AI-driven applications and products would play an important role.


Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg also added on the latest Facebook post that the experience to build the metaverse requires enormous computing power and RSC that would enable new AI models. These would then learn from trillions of examples as well as understand hundreds of languages.


The machine would also be able to work across hundreds of other languages for developing “advanced AI” for computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing.


He added that RSC would also help in building entirely new AI systems that would be able to power real-time voice translations of large groups of people, where each of them would speak a different language. This would hekp in seamless collaboration on a research project or play an AR game together.


Meta, however, hasn’t disclosed where the computer is currently located at or anything about the costs that are associated with its development and creation.


Camila Russo, a decentralized finance analyst, has also compared Meta’s new machine to the Ethereum blockchain network that is considered by many in the industry to be a global “supercomputer.”


Raja Koduri, Vice President of Intel, back in December 2021, had an accelerated computing systems and graphics group. He had said that the current computational infrastructure would need improvement of a “thousand-fold” for powering the metaverse.


It is being largely described as the next iteration of the internet, where the metaverse actually refers to a virtual space where people would be able to work, play and socialize, by utilizing virtual reality and augmented reality technology.


In October 2021, Facebook had rebranded itself as Meta in order to reflect its renewed focus beyond the arena of social media.

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