Heterogeneous compute has been on the tip of the tongue for many involved in integrating compute platforms, and despite talk and demos regarding hardware conforming to HSA provisional specifications, today the HSA Foundation is officially launching the ratified 1.0 Final version of the standardized platform design. This brings together a collection of elements:
- the HSA Specification 1.0 defines the operation of the hardware,
- the HSA Programmers’ Reference Manual for the software ecosystem targeting tools and compiler developers,
- the HSA Runtime Specification for how software should interact with HSA-capable hardware
The specifications are designed to be hardware agnostic as you would imagine, allowing ARM, x86, MIPS and other ISAs to take advantage of the HSA standard as long as it conforms to the specifications. The HSA...
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