Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Denial, Jun 12, 2020.
Sure, I think the same, it just was a sarcasm failed attempt...
seems like he leaves just before a company leapfrogs the competition, he already did apple/amd twice/tesla, now apparently intel too, whats left? nvidia doesnt seem to need him, maybe huawei? mediatek? oh yes qualcomm needs a proper beating
What happens when you force 99/100 developers to write unit tests based on useless monster wrappers, mock classes around mock classes around mock classes around... ?
What happens when you force 99/100 designers and architects to sleep by reading biblical and futile tech specs and requirements?
Intel is sinking just as few many other fat realities.
This is what happens when the management thinks that control is the best practice.
Live long Test Driven Development, TDD is dead.
Creation and genius is a spark in between the chaos.
1st assumption is definitely wrong. Transistor is transistor no matter if it is on 90nm or 7nm. And apparently, even if it had many more transistors per CPU core than current intel's offerings, they would just release products with fewer cores.
(Still, if it had 30% higher performance per core. Nobody would care that it costs 30% more.)
So, I doubt that he left because intel could not get 7nm working well enough.
2nd, there is chance. But I guess intel was willing to spend money to get adequate ROI. What would be possible is that while AMD's teams are much smaller, intel's may have had some extra friction as there are many more people playing corporate games.
This is same Guy that Designed Zen to the best of my understanding. Guy is very talented at what he does which means he can do Whatever the Hell he wants and when he wants, I like that attitude he brings iam the same way but in diffrent ocupations obviously.
he didn't design zen, he led the retraining and retooling of the engineers
One man seldom makes a huge difference, regardless of the lopsided amount of publicity given him. Intel has tens of thousands of employees. I do wonder why his tenure at Intel was so short--but I doubt it means much. Intel will sink or swim on its products--it's as simple as that (and so will AMD.)
If he were really making a huge difference he would never have left. It takes several years to build up a good team, build up momentum and only then do you go on a roll making amazing products. Once you have that you aren't going to let it go as you are now the A team changing the world. If he keeps doing 2 years and is off sounds like the A team never happened so he's off to have another go somewhere else.
Obviously, opinions vary. It is my assumption that Intel has a design ready to go that is a leap forward in terms of IPC, core counts, and other factors, and their current issues with process advancement are preventing it from seeing the light of day. They are not talking about this because it could tank their stock value. Further, I believe they are not willing to redesign it for fewer cores on a larger process because of a variety of issues such as power consumption.
Again, this is my opinion and it could very well be wrong. When Intel finally does get it together on their next generation process(es) it will be interesting to see what they announce as new products using it. Hopefully it is significant and competitive so prices drop and AMD is further inspired.