HPE has appointed Neil MacDonald to lead the company’s HPC and AI business segment in addition to his current role leading the company’s compute unit.

In his new role as the executive vice president and general manager of compute, HPC and AI, MacDonald will oversee the team responsible for developing HPE’s AI strategy, integrating the company’s HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform with other cloud and software solutions.

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MacDonald has worked at HPE for eight years, leading its compute business since January 2020. He will continue to report to president and chief executive officer, Antonio Neri, while the company's research division Hewlett Packard Labs will now be overseen by Fidelma Russo, HPE’s chief technology officer.

Each business segment will continue to report its financial results independently.

“As I step into an expanded role leading both the HPC and AI and compute business groups at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, my focus remains the same: providing the best business outcomes for our customers,” MacDonald wrote on LinkedIn.

“As an engineer at heart, it's an honor to lead the HPC and AI team to advance our AI strategy by scaling our cloud and software solutions with a strong integration of HPE GreenLake."

He added: "At the same time, our market-leading compute business continues to serve as an engine to power HPE’s accelerating growth, and I’m thrilled to continue leading this team as we deliver the industry’s broadest range of compute engineered for the hybrid world."

The move is part of a wider reorganization behind the scenes at HPE, which began last year when it created a new business unit solely focused on the hybrid cloud.