Intel has frequently been in the HEXUS news over recent months as various 'chip-celebs' have been hired. There is clear evidence that the firm has decided to up its game in competing with the revitalised AMD, and to open up a new front in the GPU wars, largely by hiring ex-AMD talent. Today we see news that one of Intel's previous well known hardware developers of old, Tom Forsyth, will be rejoining the blue team as a chip architect.
Via his personal Twitter account yesterday, Tom Forsyth announced that "I start at Intel shortly as a chip architect in Raja Koduri's group". Forsyth admitted that he was "not entirely sure what I'll be working on just yet." As Koduri's group is dubbed the 'Core and Visual Computing Group' there is quite a wide scope of possibilities for the application of Forsyth's talents.
Considering for a moment, Forsyth's history, he was one of the key architects at Intel behind the Larrabee many-core vector processor and the instruction set which is today known as AVX-512, and the Xeon Phi which built on the idea of using GPU-style highly parallel processing for general purpose computing.
In more recent posts, Forsyth has gained experience at the likes of Valve, 3Dlabds, and Ocuclus. Tom Forsyth has his own tech blog. If you choose to have a quick browse it is quite worthwhile to check over the article he wrote back in August 2016, on "why didn't Larrabee fail" in which he argues the project was a "huge success".