Heterogeneous System Architecture is a compilation of works by many noted experts, who helped create the various HSA architecture specifications. This chapter sets the tone for the book by providing insights into why HSA is necessary. Additionally, it highlights what is contained in each chapter and provides author affiliations and additional background details about each of the authors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeterogeneous System Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationA New Compute Platform Infrastructure
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780128003862
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • C++
  • Compiler
  • DSP
  • GPU
  • HSA foundation
  • Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA)
  • OpenCL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Hwu, W. M. W. (2016). Introduction. In Heterogeneous System Architecture: A New Compute Platform Infrastructure (pp. 1-5). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-800386-2.00009-2