Raja Koduri sent a picture on Twitter recently. He went to Intel's lab in Haifa, Israel, and saw the staff of the local lab, including Jim Keller, who were formerly acquaintances. After working with AMD for many years, Raja is responsible for AMD's GPU business. Jim Keller is responsible for AMD's CPU. During his tenure, he was mainly involved in the development of the Zen architecture. In 2015, his predecessor title was AMD's chief architect.
Although the two were responsible for different chip developments at AMD, the teams on both sides also had internal communication. Previously, on the Polaris and Vega architectures, AMD mentioned that the Radeon team was assisted by the Zen team to help them optimize the GPU frequency. Performance, so Raja and Jim should have had a lot of communication before.
Now the position of the two people has changed. The place where I met again is actually AMD's old rival Intel. I don't know if the two people will remember the good times at AMD, or spit together.
It is also worth noting that Raja goes to Haifa Lab for business travel, Jim Keller may not be the same, because Haifa Lab is a well-known high-performance processor R&D center in Intel, helping Intel to turn over from the P4 era. It was developed by the Israeli laboratory, and Jim Keller’s important responsibility at Intel is a new generation of high-performance processors, so I can imagine that Intel may come up with a big killer in the next few years. After all, theyDevelopmentThe revolutionary X86 processor architecture has been around for a while.
In the past few years, only AMD executives have switched to Intel. AMD has Intel’s “rebellion”. Jim Anderson, currently the general manager of AMD’s No. 2, graphics and computing business, was formerly Intel’s. Company director of mobile, notebook andserverThe strategic planner also served as a microprocessor architect, and AMD's Threadripper processor is said to be his dominant.