RESEARCH PAPER: HSA Foundation: Purpose and Outlook

The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation, known as the “HSAF”, is 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.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • HSA Foundation Vision
  • Parallel Programming Challenges
  • HSA Foundation Approach
  • HSA Benifits
  • Alternatives to HSA
  • Risks & Price of Not Adopting HSA
  • Summary
  • References

You can download the paper here.

Companies Cited

  • Adobe
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • ARM
  • Google
  • HSA Foundation
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Intel
  • Khronos
  • MediaTek
  • Nvidia
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Texas Instruments