Facebook Develops World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Drive Metaverse

Facebook Develops World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Drive Metaverse

  • Meta Platforms said they have developed supercomputer, the first in the world to help them power the metaverse
  • Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Meta Platforms said the new supercomputer will help them drive AI that will engineer the metaverse
  • Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook has been at the forefront of driving the 3D visual worlds focused mainly on social connection

The world's first?

Meta Platforms, formally known as Facebook, said they have developed an Artificial Intelligence supercomputer.

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg said they called it RSC for AI Research SuperCluster.

According to Zuckerberg, Meta Platforms is building the metaverse and it requires enormous compute power in quintillions of operations per second and says RSC will power the AI models that can understand hundreds of languages.

Metaverse supercomputer
Metaverse supercomputer Credit: Kevin Dietsch
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The US tech giant said the array of machines could process images and video up to 20 times faster than their current systems.

Meta Platforms have been at the forefront of driving the metaverse, revolution in the world as it changed its name to reflect the new direction the company is going.

Metaverse is a network of 3D visual worlds focused on social connection.

Controversy around metaverse and Facebook

There have been controversies around the metaverse as many tech companies scramble for a piece of what is seen as the future of social media and social connection around the world.

Facebook, the largest social media network has faced challenges of data privacy and rights violence prompting many whistleblowers to out the company on several occasions.

Meta acquires a bank named Meta

Legit.ng has reported that Meta, formally Facebook, is in a hurry to acquire businesses anywhere in the world named Meta. The company which owns some social media platforms is behind a subtle bid for a regional bank named Meta Financials, the spokespeople told Reuters on Monday, December 13, 2021.

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The deal shows how essential the name, Meta, is and how much it means for the Mark Zuckerberg owned company which is on a massive drive to actualize metaverse, a shared digital space accessible through the internet and an array of devices.

Meta Financials said in a Stock filing on Monday, December 13, 2021, that a company in Delaware called Beige Key LLC agreed to buy the world rights to its company names for N29,9 billion in cash. It however failed to mention who owns Beige Key.

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