Meta Launches Their New AI Supercomputer

Meta just announced their new AI supercomputer with over 1,000 CPUs and GPUs to improve the quality of their VR and AR tracking technology. Meta’s goal with this new supercomputer is to allow users to have an even more seamless VR experience by accurately tracking their head movements as well as their hands in virtual reality environments. This means that users won’t need any controllers at all when interacting with the environment, which makes things seem much more natural than current VR and AR offerings such as the Oculus Rift or Microsoft Hololens.

Meta introduces their new AI supercomputer

For anyone that has tried on one of Meta’s 3D headsets before, you’ve likely noticed how good their positional tracking is. While there are a lot of different factors that contribute to that experience, at its core it all comes down to a device called the hand controller. Today, Meta introduced their new AI supercomputer, which they say will allow them to improve upon positional tracking and even help developers integrate virtual reality into various industries more quickly and easily.

The Meta 2

Meta’s new VR headset is an ambitious project. The headset has been in development for some time, and they are close to releasing it commercially. That said, we can see that in terms of performance (especially with their new AI supercomputer), things seem to be taking shape nicely.

What this means for Meta’s VR/AR Technology

Meta’s AR/VR Tracking technology has always been highly touted for its accuracy and ability to run for long periods of time, but with help from their new supercomputer, Meta is set to improve their already stellar product.

Meta put efforts to build its own AR/VR OS

The computer will allow them to create a larger localization map and give even more accurate results when users aren’t in direct sight of an object.


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How does it compare to competitors?

Most augmented reality and virtual reality products require both a head-mounted display (HMD) and external camera tracking systems. According to Meta, however, their latest iteration of their Meta 2 HMD only requires an external camera. The company claims that its new supercomputer can track objects as small as one millimeter. In other words, a user won’t need to wear any additional hardware in order to have precise head-tracking capabilities.

So what does this mean for us?

So what does Meta think all of this means for us? Meta was kind enough to let us know that they plan on expanding their mobile tracking solution to other AR devices, including smart glasses. We hope they share more information on these plans soon, but until then we can’t wait to see how improved mobile tracking will make our lives easier!

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