Intel GPU main Raja Koduri
Indian-American Raja Koduri, head of Intel‘s Accelerated Computing Devices and Graphics Group, has give up the chipmaking important to kind his have generative artificial intelligence (AI) startup.
In a tweet, Koduri reported he will embark on a new chapter in lifetime. Intel employed him from AMD in 2017.
“Thank you Pat Gelsinger (Intel CEO) and @intel for a lot of cherished memories and outstanding discovering in excess of the previous 5 a long time. Will be embarking on a new chapter in my lifestyle, undertaking a application startup. Will have extra to share in coming months,” he posted.
Gelsinger thanked him for his contributions to Intel tech and architecture, particularly with large-functionality graphics that served carry a few new products traces to current market in 2022.
“Wishing you results as you build a new computer software co about generative AI for gaming, media and leisure,” said the Intel CEO.
Koduri will leave at the end of March. An Intel spokesperson explained in reports that the main architect position will not be loaded at this time.
Koduri told CRN – a tech information platform – that he had “critically considered retirement” following heading on clinical leave late past calendar year and subsequent “27 several years with GPU corporations and 22 generations of GPU hardware”.
“But the generative AI room rekindled my enthusiasm to get into application for a bit and hopefully even the playing area leveraging non-CUDA components for this workload. That is the genesis for [my] startup,” he posted on Twitter, referencing Nvidia’s dominance in the GPU marketplace.
In his memo to workers, Gelsinger mentioned it was with “combined feelings” for him to say farewell to Koduri together with Randhir Thakur, the first head of the Intel Foundry Products and services agreement manufacturing small business.