Intel must have high hopes for its growing graphics department. CEO Pat Gelsinger is dedicating a newly formed group, a subdivision of Intel's business, entirely to graphics and performance computing, led by none other than Xe-lead and architect Raja Koduri.
Koduri will take on the responsibility of increasing "the company's focus on key areas of growth in high-performance computing and graphics," which is boring for companies to develop technologies and chips for to supercomputers and graphics cards. Intel has commissioned Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, or AXG, to produce graphics chips for integrated and discrete markets, and this includes customer chips for you or me.
Hopefully this will mean that Intel Xe is not a flash in the pan experiment. Maybe even that Intel is taking graphics a little more seriously than in the past, at least it looks like that.
It must be said that Koduri's previous position was the chief architect and general manager of Architecture, Graphics and Software, which was a rather imprecise and global title.
The new role of Koduri and the creation of AXG are not the only major changes. As I say, Gelsinger has engineers in new positions all over the company.
Sandra Rivera will become senior vice president and CEO of the new Datacenter and AI Group, formed by the defunct Data Platform Group (DPG), and Nick McKeown will join Intel to play the same role in the newly formed Network and Edge Group.
Greg Lavender will assume the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President and GM of the new advanced software and technology group. Lavender will not only be in charge of all the software, but his role as CTO will be taken over by Intel Labs. So here we hope there are some interesting news for us for many enthusiasts under the new direction.
"Since I joined Intel, I've been impressed by the depth of talent and incredible innovation across the company," Gelsinger said in a press release, "but we need to move more. quickly to fulfill our ambitions.Putting Sandra, Raja, Nick and Greg: With their decades of technological experience, at the forefront of some of our most essential work, we will refine our focus and our execution, we will accelerate the innovation and we will trigger the deep well of talent to all the company ".
The shock will sadly see Navin Shenoy, GM of the DPG, leave the company after 26 years.
With the appointment of Gelsinger, we had expected big changes, so the news about changes in the company's structure is not a huge surprise. A veteran and coveted Intel engineer, Gelsinger could be the person to shape Intel again. It all starts with changes in company structure, and it looks like Intel is duplicating graphics, artificial intelligence and software to get where it needs to be: competing with AMD, Nvidia, Arm and more .