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If you want faster apps, you’ll want to use heterogeneous computing technologies. We’re here to make that happen with plenty of tools and resources. And if you’re thinking about architecture, HSA is going to rock your world.

Bolt v1.2 GA Now Available

The latest update to the Bolt template library, v1.2, is now available. Learn more about the latest features and download it here.

GPUPerfAPI Update

GPUPerfAPI 2.13, released in April, has an update that includes support for the latest APU/GPU devices. Learn more and download it here.

ISCA 2014 Architecture and Algorithms Tutorial

HSA Foundation members recently hosted an all-day tutorial and discussion at ISCA 2014. View the presentation here.

AMD & Microsoft Game Developer Day

Developers from across Europe enjoyed a range of topics relevant to graphics programmers in June. View the presentations here.

Videos about New Tools & Technologies

The Heterogeneous System Architecture: It's (Not) All About The GPU

The use of GPUs in computation intensive tasks has had an ever increasing impact across all platforms. At the same time, GPUs have several properties that make it a challenge to unlock their full benefit in many real-world applications. The HSA was created to address many of these current shortcomings while providing a great update for already established software models. Learn more in this GPGPU7 keynote by Paul Blinzer, chairperson of the System Architecture Workgroup of the HSA Foundation.

APU13 Tech Presentations Available

The AMD Developer Summit 2013 (or APU13 for short) has come and gone and it was our most successful developer conference yet! Thousands gathered in San Jose to immerse themselves in the latest tools, techniques and advancements in OpenCL™, C++AMP, OpenGL, Mantle and APUs. To sample the excitement generated at the event, you can watch the Keynotes on the APU365 website, browse the presentations from our many technical sessions or go directly to our new SlideShare channel.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About HSA*

What is Heterogeneous System Architecture? Why does it matter? In this whitepaper, Insight 64 Research Fellow Nathan Brookwood explains why, even if HSA doesn’t entirely change your life, it will change the way you use your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and the cloud.

hUMA - the Next Big Thing in Processors

The HSA Foundation has released a new multicore architecture specification called hUMA or heterogeneous uniform memory access. hUMA allows CPUs and GPUs to share the same memory in a heterogeneous system architecture (HSA). hUMA makes it easier for developers to create apps that use the individual powers of CPUs and GPUS and is compatible with mainstream programming languages like Python, C++ & Java. You'll soon be able to see hUMA in action in AMD’s Kaveri processors.

Blog Posts

  • Low Overhead OpenGL
    July 9, 2014
    At the Game Developers’ Conference® earlier this year, I made a presentation with my peers from our competitors about low overhead OpenGL. This was a collaborative effort where we
  • ACML 6 is now GA
    June 19, 2014
    After approximately 2 months as a beta product, ACML 6 is releasing as a production SDK today!  This is AMD’s first attempt to support heterogeneous computing in ACML — offloading

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