After completely changing its GPU approach and hiring Raja Koduri in 2017, Intel has been quite active in recruiting GPU engineers from various companies, especially AMD, Raja Koduri’s former company. Last month, the company poached Vineet Goel, AMD’s graphics technology veteran.
At Intel, Vineet Goel will serve as vice president and general manager of Intel’s Xe GPU architecture and IP engineering, and will be responsible for the development of the company’s Xe architecture.Intel spokesperson confirmed CRN Goel will lead a team of architects and engineers who will “architect, design and verify Intel’s Xe IP roadmap.” Since the first two or three generations of Xe architecture have been defined (or at least named), Goel will have an impact on Intel Xe GPUs in the next few years.
Vineet Goel has a rich career in the graphics industry. Most recently, he served as the vice president of AMD GPU architecture company, and before that (from August 2016 to June 2019) was responsible for the company’s GPU architecture development. Given the timetable, Vineet Goel played a key role in the development of AMD’s latest RDNA and RDNA 2 and CDNA and CDNA 2 architectures. In addition, he has made significant contributions to the development of the upcoming RDNA 3 and CDNA 3 architectures and their subsequent architectures.
Goel started his career at Real3D in the late 1990s and continued to work at the Orlando branch of ATI Technologies after Real3D was sold to Intel in 1999. Committed to developing ultra-low power Adreno GPU for Snapdragon system-on-chip. He worked at Qualcomm for about five years before rejoining AMD in mid-2016.
During his career, Goel was awarded Dozens of graphics related patents, But avid readers may remember his years of work on ATI’s TruForm and other tessellation technologies supported by the company’s GPU (used in Microsoft’s Xbox 360, ATI’s Terascale/Terascale 2 architecture).His recent inventions include FidelityFX Super Resolution, Multi-instance GPU, with Small chip-based machine learning accelerator.
Vineet Goel is another former AMD graphics engineer or executive hired by Intel in recent years. The company also hired multiple employees from Nvidia.Intel’s recruitment in recent years is worth paying attention to Masuma Baiwala, techy Peterson, Jon Carvill, Antal Tungler, Darren McPhee, Devon Nekechuk, Damien Triolet, etc.Intel recently promote Its game developer team has established contacts with four experienced executives.