The HSA Foundation expands its Academic Partnership Program
Dr. John Glossner, President of HSA or The Heterogeneous System Architecture a non-profit whose goal is making programming for parallel computing easy and pervasive again joins Enterprise Radio to discuss more about the foundation, the overall benefit and the new partnership.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. John Glossner discuss the following:
- Dr. Glossner, we last talked in early November. For the benefit of our listeners, can you please provide a brief synopsis again on what the HSA Foundation is.
- In November, we also talked about what the Foundation calls Academic Centers of Excellence. Please elaborate again on what these are, and how does a higher educational institution become one?
- You mentioned then that Northeastern University in Boston was the first of these; in early December, two leading German universities also became Academic Centers of Excellence. Tell us about each and elaborate on some of the innovative HSA projects they’re working on.
- AMD, a founding member of the Foundation, recently provided a tutorial at an international conference on code generation and optimization. The title was ‘Updates in Heterogeneous Compute.’ Please share what you see as recent heterogeneous compute updates and developments.
- It appears that heterogeneous compute will be applicable for an array of apps. This can be everything from vision based IoT systems to mobile devices; desktops, high-performance computing (HPC) systems, AR/VR environments, and servers. So how will heterogeneous compute improve performance and power efficiency?
- How does HSA make life easier for IP and system designers?
John Glossner, Ph.D. is the President of The Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation and is a non-profit consortium of SoC IP vendors, OEMs, Academia, SoC vendors, OSVs and ISVs, whose goal is making programming for parallel computing easy and pervasive.
HSA members are building a heterogeneous computing ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, which combines scalar processing on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU, while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance with low power consumption.
HSA defines interfaces for parallel computation using CPU, GPU and other programmable and fixed function devices, while supporting a diverse set of high-level programming languages, and creating the foundation for next-generation, general-purpose computing.
Glossner currently serves as CEO of General Processor Technologies.