Intel Splits AXG Into Two, Raja Koduri Takes On The Helm of Chief Architect Once Again

Intel Splits AXG Into Two, Raja Koduri Takes On The Helm of Chief Architect Once Again

Intel, today announced that Raja Koduri will (again) take the helm of Intel’s Chief Architect and look after not only the GPU side of things, but also the CPU and AI arms. His job description can be described as expanded to look after the overarching coherence and the convergence of CPU, GPU and AI architectures.

Restructuring at Intel: Arc Graphics will now be part of Client Computing Group as Raja Koduri becomes chief architect again

Raja recently announced on Twitter that he is going through extensive health issues, so this move seems designed to reduce the amount of direct engineering burden on him as he goes through the recovery process after his surgery. Knowing full well what our audience will be asking for, considering recent rumors, Intel has confirmed that this is just a restructuring and that they will remain absolutely committed to Battlemage and Celestial with Raja still responsible for the overall direction and roadmap of the architectures.

We were able to get the following quote from the company:

Discrete graphics and accelerated computing are critical growth engines for Intel. With our flagship products now in production, we are evolving our structure to accelerate and scale their impact and drive go-to-market strategies with a unified voice to customers. This includes our consumer graphics teams joining our client computing group, and our accelerated computing teams joining our data center and AI group.

In addition, Raja Koduri will return to the Intel Chief Architect role to focus on our growing efforts across CPU, GPU and AI, and to accelerate high-priority technical programs.

– Intel spokesperson at Wccftech

Furthermore, Intel is also restructuring the former AXG group by breaking it into two. While the term AXG was previously used to loosely define the entire team Raja leads, it will now only be used to describe the supercomputer business with teams led by Jeff McVeigh, Masooma Bhaiwala, Vineet Goel, Jason Gunderson, Anton Kaplanyan, Taher Madraswala, Murali Ramadoss and Brijesh Tripathi. The new AXG will move to be part of the Datacenter and AI (DCAI) Group. The group will be led by Jeff McVeigh, who will report to Sandra Rivera while a search is conducted for a permanent AXG leader.

Meanwhile, the Arc Graphics side of things will join the Client Computing Group led by Lisa Pearce who will report to Michelle Johnston Holthaus. This is obviously the group gamers care about and will be the one to watch for Battlemage and Celestial GPUs. As we already mentioned, Intel has reconfirmed that nothing has changed regarding their GPU roadmap and this restructuring is probably only designed to reduce the workload on Raja Koduri.

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