World’s fastest AI supercomputer

According to Facebook parent company Meta, its new “artificial intelligence supercomputer” will be the fastest across the world, by the middle of year 2022.

Highlights

  • Meta introduced the AI Research Super Cluster (RSC) on January 24, 2022. It is believed to be among fastest AI supercomputers running today.
  • Currently, AI can perform tasks such as translating text between languages and help in identifying potentially harmful content.
  • However, development of next generation of AI will require powerful supercomputers, which are capable of quintillions of operations per second.

Significance of RCS

  • RCS will help in building new and improved AI models. It will also allow to work across hundreds of different languages.
  • RCS will also help in building technologies for next major computing platform called “the metaverse”, where AI-driven applications and products will play a significant role.

What is Metaverse?

Metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds. It is focused on social connection. This term is described as a hypothetical iteration of internet and universal virtual world, in futurism and science fiction.  Metaverse term was originated in 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash.

Meta Platforms

Meta Platforms is formerly known as Facebook. It is an American multinational technology conglomerate. It is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Meta is the parent organization of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Meta is among world’s most valuable companies and is among Big Tech companies in U.S. information technology along with Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft.

Supercomputer

Supercomputer has high level of performance as compared to general-purpose computer. Its performance is commonly measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS), rather than “million instructions per second (MIPS)”.

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