Meta's PTP Integration Brings Precise Timing to the Metaverse

Meta is bringing precision timing to its data centers, which it claims will be a critical component in the creation of the metaverse.

Nov 23, 2022
by Anvi Saini
Meta's PTP Integration Brings Precise Timing to the Metaverse
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META has announced the Precision Time Protocol (PTP), which will be implemented throughout its data centres. The use of PTP underlines Meta Platforms' objective of investing in technologies that will aid in the development of a better experience across its family of applications, which generate the bulk of its income. 

The corporation said on Monday that it would utilize the technology to align its computer networks to nanoseconds precision. The Meta PTP, according to the business, will be a core component of metaverse technology. The Metaverse is a three-dimensional virtual universe that comprises immersive worlds in which people may engage via 

  • gaming, 
  • socializing, 
  • virtual concerts, and 
  • other experiential activities.

Meta PTP and Metaverse

In October 2021, the term metaverse became a hot buzzword when Facebook renamed it Meta Platforms to reflect its new direction. However, the company's efforts have not yielded the anticipated outcomes. Some of its products harm the overall profitability of its principal ad-driven business.

However, Zuckerberg has persisted in his view that the Metaverse represents the future of social connections. This choice has seen his fortune plunge by more than $70 billion as the Meta stock price collapses.

Meta PTP is designed for all data centres and servers with which the Platform's computer networks connect. It might play a critical part in establishing the Metaverse, placing it at the tail end of Meta's metaverse bets. 

Moving along, PTP technology is not a new concept. It has been operating since 2002 and has subsequently enhanced cross-border timing and communication amongst internet platforms.

 The business thinks nanosecond synchronization can be accomplished in GPU data centres, opening up new AI capabilities. Further, it will help synchronize with today's computer networks and the more powerful systems the company will create in the future. This will be critical for expanding META's Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, on which the firm is highly reliant for revenue development and the construction of the Metaverse.

Not to mention, the Meta PTP will improve timing precision in Metaverse. Further, it will help all of Meta's technologies, from chatting on its social media sites to playing games with people worldwide. 

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