HSA

April 29th, 2013

hUMA; AMD’s Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture Revealed

The new Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture (or hUMA) is part of AMD’s HSA feature set and will make its way into the Kaveri APUs.  It is supposed to provide a unified memory address space for both the CPU and GPU, potentially increasing throughput by leveraging both processors in parallel.

June 13th, 2012

Industry Consortium Formed at AFDS to Promote Heterogeneous Computing

At the AMD Fusion Developers Conference in Bellevue on Tuesday some of the world’s top semiconductor companies announced the formation of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation, a consortium with the goal of defining and promoting an open, standards-based approach to heterogeneous computing. AMD first announced an HSA strategy in February to develop an SDK [...]