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UKAEA, Dell, Intel, and University of Cambridge Advance Fusion Powerplant with the Industrial Metaverse

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The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Dell Technologies, Intel, and the University of Cambridge have joined forces in a groundbreaking collaboration to fast-track the development of the UK’s prototype fusion powerplant.

By utilizing supercomputers, artificial intelligence, and the Industrial Metaverse, the aim is to expedite the engineering designs of the plant. The overarching objective is to successfully deliver the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) by the 2040s, thus ensuring a dependable electricity source for the national grid.

This fusion powerplant project serves as a significant stride towards the UK’s dedication to clean and sustainable energy solutions, as well as its commitment to leveraging the potential of the industrial metaverse. The combined expertise of UKAEA, Dell Technologies, Intel, and the University of Cambridge intends to harness the power of metaverse technologies in order to effectively address the engineering challenges associated with fusion energy.

The engineering designs of the UKAEA’s prototype fusion energy plant will be developed within the framework of the ‘Industrial Metaverse.’ This cutting-edge virtual environment, created through collaboration with Dell Technologies and the University of Cambridge, offers a highly immersive and interconnected space for researchers to collaborate remotely.

The Industrial Metaverse facilitates collaborative problem-solving and enhances design efficiency through the simulation of real-time digital twins. In essence, it optimizes operational efficiency, thereby promoting sustainability outcomes.

The partnership between UKAEA, Dell Technologies, Intel, and the University of Cambridge represents a significant leap forward in the advancement of fusion energy in the UK, as well as in the implementation of metaverse strategies.

By leveraging the capabilities of supercomputers, artificial intelligence, and the Industrial Metaverse, scientists and engineers are well-positioned to accelerate the engineering designs of the prototype fusion powerplant, STEP. This collaborative effort holds the potential to deliver clean, abundant, and sustainable energy to the UK’s grid by the 2040s, signifying a pivotal milestone in the global pursuit of fusion power.

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Jack Boreham is the editorial director and account executive at the Metaverse Insider: the leading metaverse publication globally. Jack has been at the forefront of the platform's growth as a metaverse specialist -writing and advising projects in the Metaverse space for over two years. [email protected]

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The Future of Materials Discovery: Reducing R&D Costs significantly with GenMat’s AI and Machine Learning Tools

When: July 13, 2023 at 11:30am

What: GenMat Webinar

Jake Vikoren

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Company Speaker

Deep Prasad

Deep Prasad

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Araceli Venegas

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