The idea that the way a piece of software is written can affect the real world is, at first, unintuitive. Certainly, an app that minimizes miles driven by the vehicles of a delivery service would have a positive environmental effect, or one that maximizes the efficiency of a power grid. But those aren’t examples of how a program is written; those are examples of what they do. When we set to developing the foundations of the RP1 Metaverse Platform, we set efficiency as a top priority. We’ll demonstrate that efficiency is set to have an enormous positive impact in the real world.
Our vigorous efforts to maximize efficiency are crucial for several reasons. For one thing, extreme efficiency is simply a prerequisite for accomplishing the realization of a true Metaverse. Handling millions of users unsharded is not possible without radical new underlying technology orders of magnitude more efficient than anything that currently exists.
Another reason to pursue efficiency of the level we’ve achieved is economic. Each additional server it takes to run a platform brings added complexity, which in turn brings costs. Costs in terms of staff to maintain the system, bandwidth, storage, security, and power. It takes an immense amount of energy to run the millions of servers that support the world today. Were it somehow possible to establish a true Metaverse using existing technology, which of course it isn’t, the number of servers required to run it would be costly. However, the costs of such a server infrastructure are not only financial. The electricity to run these machines must come from somewhere. Though trends are good, much of that electricity would inevitably come from sources that are not healthy for the environment.
Our system can utilize 100% of available CPU, 100% of available network bandwidth, 100% of memory, 100% of available processor threads all with completely linear scaling.
The RP1 Platform was written from line 1 to eliminate the constraints experienced by previous attempts at large scale multi-user applications. Existing platforms require massive infrastructure to achieve large numbers of concurrent users. Despite the impressive (or depressing, depending on your perspective) hardware that has been thrown at the problem, the best current systems still break their userbases up into shards in which only a small handful of users can directly interact. If what you’re attempting is a true Metaverse, that’s not gonna cut it.
What we’ve achieved is a system capable of handling more concurrent users unsharded than any existing system can handle at full capacity. By eliminating limitations of concurrency, we’ve made applications possible that sound more like science fiction than something coming in the next year.
The RP1 Platform accomplishes a true Metaverse using code that is as much as 500 times more efficient than anything known to exist. This means 500X fewer machines sitting in server farms taking up space, generating heat, and consuming electricity.
The code of the RP1 Framework is so effecient it can help save the planet. Really.Learn more
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