WHY HSA IS INVALUABLE |The Fabric Engine CasePAUL DOYLE
WHY HSA IS INVALUABLE |The Fabric Engine Case A high-performance, multithreaded computational engine Easy to use Integrates with simple, dynamic languages (Python, JS) Uses Fabric’s own high-level language (KL) for performance sensitive algorithms Yields performance comparable to / better than multithreaded C++
WHY HSA IS INVALUABLE | The FabricEngine Case Makes high-performance computing highly accessible
WHY HSA IS INVALUABLE | The FabricEngine Case Without HSA, extending Fabric to run on GPU would mean: Restricting Fabric’s KL language to mark which language features can or cannot be used when code is intended to run on GPU Extending Fabric to expose memory management interfaces to copy to and from GPU memory Putting the burden on the user to minimize those copies (also, understanding the intricacies of every platform)
WHY HSA IS INVALUABLE | The FabricEngine Case On GPU, without HSA, Makes high-performance computing highly accessible … misses the point.
WHY HSA IS INVALUABLE | The FabricEngine Case With HSA, Makes high-performance computing highly accessible: CPU functions can be called from code running on GPU; The user does not worry about where memory location; Fabric Engine still compiles to LLVM bytecode
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