Intel Raja Koduri: Empowering the Metaverse

We are at the forefront of a new round of computing revolution, and we are about to usher in an era of continuous and immersive computing experience. In today’s movies, computer-generated animation can almost be comparable to real-life shots; the images in game scenes are also particularly lifelike.

Intel is committed to providing the technical cornerstones for building the meta-universe, creating a continuous running, highly immersive interconnected experience

Intel Raja Koduri: Empowering the Metaverse
(Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Accelerated Computing System and Graphics Division of Intel Corporation)

The concept of “meta universe” first appeared in Neal Stephenson’s science fiction novels nearly 30 years ago. In recent years, Metaverse has begun to be described as the ultimate dream of the digital world. Driven by Moore’s Law, it will enable billions of users around the world in a world of information-rich, real-time connectivity, and global interconnection of virtual reality and augmented reality. Ways to work, play, collaborate and socialize. Meta universe may be the next major computing platform after the World Wide Web and the mobile Internet.

We are at the forefront of a new round of computing revolution, and we are about to usher in an era of continuous and immersive computing experience. In today’s movies, computer-generated animation can almost be comparable to real-life shots; the images in game scenes are also particularly lifelike. The rapid development of VR and AR devices in recent years can also provide a very rich immersive experience. The sudden new crown epidemic has made many people rely ON digital technology to communicate, collaborate, learn and live. At the same time, the “decentralized” digital financial technology is developing rapidly, which has promoted a new round of business model changes and encouraged everyone to play a role in the construction of the meta-universe.

Intel Raja Koduri: Empowering the Metaverse

For example, how to allow two users to communicate in a virtual environment? This requires capturing real-world 3D objects, gestures, audio, and other information based on sensor data and rendering them in real time, so as to create highly realistic digital avatars with details such as clothing, hair and skin tones. In addition, we also need to transmit data with ultra-high bandwidth and very low latency, and maintain a continuously operating environment model, which may contain elements of the real environment as well as the elements of the simulated environment. Now, when we think about how to solve this particular problem on a large scale for hundreds of millions of users, we soon realize that the current computing, storage, and network infrastructure are not enough to support the realization of this vision.

This means that people’s demand for computing power is increasing exponentially, and it is also necessary to access many different forms of equipment with lower latency. In order to achieve this goal, the basic technology of the entire interconnected experience needs to undergo a major upgrade. The technical cornerstones of Intel’s empowering metaverse can be summarized as three layers, which are also the key areas we continue to cultivate.

Intel Raja Koduri: Empowering the Metaverse

The meta intelligence layer aims to provide a unified programming model and open software development tools and software development libraries so that developers can more easily deploy complex applications. The meta ops layer focuses on delivering to users beyond the local available computing power. The meta compute layer is to provide the original power needed to realize the meta-universe experience.

For decades, the Intel® Core™ processor has been committed to providing an excellent gaming experience, and its excellent single-threaded performance has added wings to a rich gaming experience. Nowadays, many games, VR/AR experiences and realistic animations in movies are realized on PCs and workstations equipped with Intel Core. In the cloud and data center, Intel® Xeon® processors are optimized for lower latency and higher throughput. Moreover, Intel’s processors for edge computing, infrastructure processing units, field programmable gate arrays, and 5G solutions bridge the gap from cloud to edge, which is essential for the large-scale distributed computing required by the meta-universe.

The technical cornerstones required to build the meta-universe don’t stop there. Intel’s new Xe architecture can accelerate and render rich immersive experiences, and cover both client and server sides, including Intel® Arc™ Alchemist graphics for gaming and creation, and for accelerating high-performance computing and graphics Ponte Vecchio, both of which will be available in 2022. In addition, our multi-generation high-performance XPU product roadmap covers client, edge and cloud, helping Intel achieve Z-level computing in the next five years.

To create a truly continuous and highly immersive computing experience, and allow billions of users to access it in real time, requires a 1000 x (thousand-fold) increase in the existing computing power. Behind the increase in computing power, Intel is laying out and promoting many technological innovations from transistors, packaging, storage to interconnection. Recently, we also shared relevant content at the IEDM meeting. To achieve this goal, in addition to hardware improvements, we also need new algorithms and software architectures.

The reason why today’s Internet can change our world is precisely because it is built on open standards. To this end, Intel is committed to providing a technical foundation for the realization of future interconnected experiences by leveraging and improving existing industry standards and creating new standards.

From the immersive virtual world to the augmented reality experience, it is the empowerment of technology that opens up more possibilities for us, and this is the driving force for us to continue to move forward. We believe that let everyone get 1 Petaflop (performs petaflops of floating point operations per second) of computing power and transfer 1 PB (Petabyte, petabytes) of data in 1 millisecond, this dream will eventually shine into Reality.

Intel is committed to providing the technical cornerstones for building the meta-universe, creating a continuous running, highly immersive interconnected experience

Intel Raja Koduri: Empowering the Metaverse
(Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Accelerated Computing System and Graphics Division of Intel Corporation)

The concept of “meta universe” first appeared in Neal Stephenson’s science fiction novels nearly 30 years ago. In recent years, Metaverse has begun to be described as the ultimate dream of the digital world. Driven by Moore’s Law, it will enable billions of users around the world in a world of information-rich, real-time connectivity, and global interconnection of virtual reality and augmented reality. Ways to work, play, collaborate and socialize. Meta universe may be the next major computing platform after the World Wide Web and the mobile Internet.

We are at the forefront of a new round of computing revolution, and we are about to usher in an era of continuous and immersive computing experience. In today’s movies, computer-generated animation can almost be comparable to real-life shots; the images in game scenes are also particularly lifelike. The rapid development of VR and AR devices in recent years can also provide a very rich immersive experience. The sudden new crown epidemic has made many people rely on digital technology to communicate, collaborate, learn and live. At the same time, the “decentralized” digital financial technology is developing rapidly, which has promoted a new round of business model changes and encouraged everyone to play a role in the construction of the meta-universe.

Intel Raja Koduri: Empowering the Metaverse

For example, how to allow two users to communicate in a virtual environment? This requires capturing real-world 3D objects, gestures, audio, and other information based on sensor data and rendering them in real time, so as to create highly realistic digital avatars with details such as clothing, hair and skin tones. In addition, we also need to transmit data with ultra-high bandwidth and very low latency, and maintain a continuously operating environment model, which may contain elements of the real environment as well as the elements of the simulated environment. Now, when we think about how to solve this particular problem on a large scale for hundreds of millions of users, we soon realize that the current computing, storage, and network infrastructure are not enough to support the realization of this vision.

This means that people’s demand for computing power is increasing exponentially, and it is also necessary to access many different forms of equipment with lower latency. In order to achieve this goal, the basic technology of the entire interconnected experience needs to undergo a major upgrade. The technical cornerstones of Intel’s empowering metaverse can be summarized as three layers, which are also the key areas we continue to cultivate.

Intel Raja Koduri: Empowering the Metaverse

The meta intelligence layer aims to provide a unified programming model and open software development tools and software development libraries so that developers can more easily deploy complex applications. The meta ops layer focuses on delivering to users beyond the local available computing power. The meta compute layer is to provide the original power needed to realize the meta-universe experience.

For decades, the Intel® Core™ processor has been committed to providing an excellent gaming experience, and its excellent single-threaded performance has added wings to a rich gaming experience. Nowadays, many games, VR/AR experiences and realistic animations in movies are realized on PCs and workstations equipped with Intel Core. In the cloud and data center, Intel® Xeon® processors are optimized for lower latency and higher throughput. Moreover, Intel’s processors for edge computing, infrastructure processing units, field programmable gate arrays, and 5G solutions bridge the gap from cloud to edge, which is essential for the large-scale distributed computing required by the meta-universe.

The technical cornerstones required to build the meta-universe don’t stop there. Intel’s new Xe architecture can accelerate and render rich immersive experiences, and cover both client and server sides, including Intel® Arc™ Alchemist graphics for gaming and creation, and for accelerating high-performance computing and graphics Ponte Vecchio, both of which will be available in 2022. In addition, our multi-generation high-performance XPU product roadmap covers client, edge and cloud, helping Intel achieve Z-level computing in the next five years.

To create a truly continuous and highly immersive computing experience, and allow billions of users to access it in real time, requires a 1000 x (thousand-fold) increase in the existing computing power. Behind the increase in computing power, Intel is laying out and promoting many technological innovations from transistors, packaging, storage to interconnection. Recently, we also shared relevant content at the IEDM meeting. To achieve this goal, in addition to hardware improvements, we also need new algorithms and software architectures.

The reason why today’s Internet can change our world is precisely because it is built on open standards. To this end, Intel is committed to providing a technical foundation for the realization of future interconnected experiences by leveraging and improving existing industry standards and creating new standards.

From the immersive virtual world to the augmented reality experience, it is the empowerment of technology that opens up more possibilities for us, and this is the driving force for us to continue to move forward. We believe that let everyone get 1 Petaflop (performs petaflops of floating point operations per second) of computing power and transfer 1 PB (Petabyte, petabytes) of data in 1 millisecond, this dream will eventually shine into Reality.

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