He was not always Intel’s Raja Koduri, but once a big noise at AMD, and as such you’d think he would have some very specific insights into the inner workings of the red team. “[AMD] has two architectures,” he says, “no memory or interconnect strategy that I know of, and the size of the developer ecosystem is tiny. In fact, without our invaluable software contributions they have no software ecosystem that’s meaningful.”In the image below, Intel compares itself with NVIDIA (left) and AMD (right):
Ouch. That’s a stinging indictment of AMD’s software strategy right there, but also it seems a little at odds with what he’s said in the past. Granted, that was when he was still employed by the red team, but still it’s hard to believe he’s forgotten all about the Infinity Fabric interconnect, and the AI-centric Radeon Instinct line of GPUs that he helped start.
Raja Koduri: AMD has no software ecosystem without Intel
Posted on Saturday, May 11 2019 @ 15:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck