Heterogeneous System Architecture

Heterogeneous System Architecture

A New Compute Platform Infrastructure

1st Edition - November 20, 2015

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  • eBook ISBN: 9780128008010
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128003862

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Heterogeneous Systems Architecture - a new compute platform infrastructure presents a next-generation hardware platform, and associated software, that allows processors of different types to work efficiently and cooperatively in shared memory from a single source program. HSA also defines a virtual ISA for parallel routines or kernels, which is vendor and ISA independent thus enabling single source programs to execute across any HSA compliant heterogeneous processer from those used in smartphones to supercomputers. The book begins with an overview of the evolution of heterogeneous parallel processing, associated problems, and how they are overcome with HSA. Later chapters provide a deeper perspective on topics such as the runtime, memory model, queuing, context switching, the architected queuing language, simulators, and tool chains. Finally, three real world examples are presented, which provide an early demonstration of how HSA can deliver significantly higher performance thru C++ based applications. Contributing authors are HSA Foundation members who are experts from both academia and industry. Some of these distinguished authors are listed here in alphabetical order: Yeh-Ching Chung, Benedict R. Gaster, Juan Gómez-Luna, Derek Hower, Lee Howes, Shih-Hao HungThomas B. Jablin, David Kaeli,Phil Rogers, Ben Sander, I-Jui (Ray) Sung.

Readership

Corporate software application developers; computer science researchers at universities; students in computer architecture, distributed computing, or software engineering courses.

Table of Contents

    • Foreword
    • Preface
    • About the Contributing Authors
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
      • Abstract
    • Chapter 2: HSA Overview
      • Abstract
      • 2.1 A Short History of GPU Computing: The Problems That Are Solved by HSA
      • 2.2 The Pillars of HSA
      • 2.3 The HSA Specifications
      • 2.4 HSA Software
      • 2.5 The HSA Foundation
      • 2.6 Summary
    • Chapter 3: HSAIL - Virtual Parallel ISA
      • Abstract
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Sample Compilation Flow
      • 3.3 HSAIL Execution Model
      • 3.4 A Tour of the HSAIL Instruction Set
      • 3.5 HSAIL Machine Models and Profiles
      • 3.6 HSAIL Compilation Flow
      • 3.7 HSAIL Compilation Tools
      • 3.8 Conclusion
    • Chapter 4: HSA Runtime
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 The HSA Core Runtime API
      • 4.3 HSA Runtime Extensions
      • 4.4 Conclusion
    • Chapter 5: HSA Memory Model
      • Abstract
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 HSA Memory Structure
      • 5.3 HSA Memory Consistency Basics
      • 5.4 Advanced Consistency in the HSA Memory Model
      • 5.5 Conclusions
    • Chapter 6: HSA Queuing Model
      • Abstract
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 User Mode Queues
      • 6.3 Architected Queuing Language
      • 6.4 Packet Submission and Scheduling
      • 6.5 Conclusions
    • Chapter 7: Compiler Technology
      • Abstract
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 A Brief Introduction to C++ AMP
      • 7.3 HSA as a Compiler Target
      • 7.4 Mapping Key C++ AMP Constructs to HSA
      • 7.5 C++ AMP Compilation Flow
      • 7.6 Compiled C++ AMP Code
      • 7.7 Compiler Support for Tiling in C++AMP
      • 7.8 Memory Segment Annotation
      • 7.9 Towards Generic C++ for HSA
      • 7.10 Compiler Support for Platform Atomics
      • 7.11 Compiler Support for New/Delete Operators
      • 7.12 Conclusion
    • Chapter 8: Application Use Cases: Platform Atomics
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgment
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Atomics in HSA
      • 8.3 Task Queue System
      • 8.4 Breadth-First Search
      • 8.5 Data Layout Conversion
      • 8.6 Conclusions
    • Chapter 9: HSA Simulators
      • Abstract
      • 9.1 Simulating HSA in Multi2Sim
      • 9.2 Emulating HSA with HSAemu
      • 9.3 SoftHSA Simulator
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 206
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2015
  • Published: November 20, 2015
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128008010
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128003862

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