Intel Says Metaverse Needs 1,000 Times More Computing Power

Metaverse could be the next major computing platform after the World Wide Web and mobile.

Metaverse will need a thousandfold increase in computational efficiency compared to the current state of the art, to be persistent and accessible by billions of humans in real time, Intel said in a statement.

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“We need orders of magnitude of more powerful computing capacity, accessible at much lower latencies,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and general manager of the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group at Intel Corporation.

“All Internet plumbing will require major upgrades.”

He pointed out that we are on the cusp of the next major transition in computing and that the metaverse could be the next major computing platform after the World Wide Web and mobile, but believes that our computing, storage infrastructure and current network is not sufficient to achieve this vision. .

To place different individuals in a social setting in a fully virtual environment, we need compelling and detailed avatars with realistic clothing, hair and skin tones, rendered in real time and based on data from sensors capturing objects. 3D real world, gestures, audio.

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To achieve this, data transfer at very high bandwidths and extremely low latencies is required. Beyond hardware improvements, we also need new algorithms and software architectures, Koduri said.

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