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Heterogeneous System Architecture by Wen-mei W. Hwu

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Chapter 3

HSAIL - Virtual Parallel ISA

B. Sander*; T. Tye    * AMD, Austin, TX, USA AMD, Boston, MA, USA

Abstract

Heterogeneous system architecture intermediate language (HSAIL) is a low-level compiler intermediate language, designed to express parallel regions of code and to be portable across multiple vendor platforms and hardware generations. This chapter provides a virtual tour of the HSAIL instruction set, describes the HSA execution model, and introduces tools and compilers, which use HSAIL.

Keywords

HSAIL,

GPU,

Accelerator,

Heterogeneous,

Programming,

Grid,

Group,

Compiler,

HSA

3.1 Introduction

Heterogeneous system architecture intermediate language (HSAIL) is a low-level compiler intermediate language, designed to express parallel ...

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