Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA): Purpose and Outlook - PDF Report
November 20, 2012 by Tony DeYoung
This PDF report from Moor Insights & Strategy explains the purpose and outlook for HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) and the associated HSA Foundation, , an open, industry standard consortium founded to define and deliver open standards and tools for hardware and software to fully take advantage of high performance of parallel compute engines, and do so in the lowest possible power envelope. This new environment will enable rich new user experiences never been seen before, and done at incredibly low power.
The HSAF aims to simplify and optimize parallel programming of high-performance, low power heterogeneous computing architectures. By aligning the interests of its founding members, AMD, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Texas Instruments (TI), this new ecosystem will combine scalar processing on the CPU with GPUs and DSPs parallel processing for SoC (system on chip) silicon vendors, SoC IP building block vendors, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), OSVs (Operating System Vendors), ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and academia.