Meta continues to prepare its digital infrastructure for the metaverse, adding three more data centers to its $1 billion cloud campus in Illinois. We look at Meta’s accelerating building boom and what it tells us about the future of data infrastructure.
Insights: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Virtual reality (VR) allows users to interact with digital environments and objects, typically using a headset. When you turn your head, you see other areas of a 360-degree digital environment. Some VR apps include controllers that allow users to manipulate digital objects. But these 360-degree video applications require a LOT of data, and delivering these experiences across the Internet presents a major challenge.
NVIDIA today unveiled powerful new GPU hardware to serve as the key building blocks for its vision to transform data centers into “AI factories” unleashing new frontiers in technical computing. That includes the new Hopper architecture and H100 GPUs.
Meta will build an $800 million data center in Kuna, Idaho as it continues adding infrastructure to support its future metaverse. The 960,000 SF square feet campus is another sign that Meta is building big and building everywhere.
Several leading players in the edge market have deployments in Dallas, showcasing innovation and laying the groundwork for future growth. Here’s why the Dallas data center market is a hotbed for edge computing.
Gaming and metaverse platform Roblox is expanding its infrastructure to address a 73-hour outage in October that left its 50 million daily users offline. The outage highlights the growing focus on infrastructure complexity and uptime.
Whatever form they take, metaverse technologies are bound to be resource-intensive applications. We asked our Roundtable experts to put on their futurist hats and explore what the metaverse might mean for digital infrastructure.
Merger mania swept the data center industry in November, and dominated industry news headlines. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in November 2021.
NVIDIA sees a future filled with virtual worlds powered with augmented reality and connected by powerful networks. At GTC the company unveiled new tools for world-building, creating 400Gbps Infiniband networks, and making AI more accessible to data center customers.
A cutting-edge studio to create “digital human” holograms has launched inside the Ashburn campus for Sabey Data Centers, which is the lead investor in Avatar Dimension. The facility illustrates how data centers play a key role in the next-generation technologies.
Microsoft has begun using its HoloLens mixed reality technology to provide remote auditors a detailed look inside Microsoft Azure data centers, enabling compliance audits to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.