Intel hires senior graphics technicians from AMD to lead the development of Xe architecture GPU
Raja Koduri, Intel’s senior vice president, chief architect, and general manager of the architecture, graphics, and software department, joined the Intel team in 2017 and is responsible for the task of building high-performance GPUs. With the launch of Intel’s Alchemist graphics card and the emergence of Ponte Vecchio, a master of Intel technology, Raja Koduri, after four years of polishing, is about to assist Intel in fulfilling his dream, which can be described as a first-class hero.
As we all know, before going to Intel, Raja Koduri held an important position at competitor AMD. Probably tasted the sweetness, Intel recently poached another graphics technology veteran Vineet Goel from AMD, as vice president and general manager of Intel Xe architecture GPU and IP engineering, and will be responsible for the development of Xe architecture. Intel confirmed the situation to CRN. According to Intel’s previously announced Intel Arc brand roadmap, the second generation of the Xe-HPG architecture will be Battlemage, the third generation will be Celestial, and the new Xe architecture Druid will follow. GPU development has a huge impact.
Vineet Goel previously served as the vice president of the GPU architecture development business at AMD, during the period from August 2016 to June 2019. From a time point of view, Vineet Goel should be involved in the development of AMD’s RDNA, RDNA 2, cDNA, and cDNA 2 architectures, and it is likely to make a great contribution to the subsequent RDNA 3 and cDNA 3 architectures. Vineet Goel has dozens of patents related to graphics technology, such as TruForm technology during ATI, and in recent years FidelityFX Super Resolution, machine learning acceleration, and multi-instance GPU technologies.