• The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation is a not-for-profit consortium for SoC IP vendors, OEMs, Academia, SoC vendors, OSVs and ISVs whose goal is to make it easy to program for parallel computing. HSA members are building a heterogeneous compute ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, for combining scalar processing on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance at low power consumption. HSA defines interfaces for parallel computation utilizing CPU, GPU and other programmable and fixed function devices, and support for a diverse set of high-level programming languages, thereby creating the next foundation in general purpose computing. This done via HSA Foundation Membership in the consortium one of the 6 Levels ( Founder, Promoter, Supporter, Contributor, Associate, Academic)
  • The HSA Foundation defines core hardware interfaces for parallel computation utilizing CPU, GPU, programmable and fixed function devices. It also define Virtual ISA – HSAIL, driver and low level runtime which will allow for support of diverse set of high-level programming languages. HSAIL runtime foundation will open up the expressiveness of OpenCL Language  and broaden the appeal of OpenCL, C++ AMP to mainstream programmer.
  • The HSA Foundation is creating the next foundation in general purpose computing.

Membership Overview

Founder

$125k / year

Invitiation Only

  • ​Governance:​
    • Ratification of Final Specifications
    • Automatic place on the Board
    • Eligible to vote in election of Promoter Member to the Board of Directors
    • Eligible to vote in corporate matters
    • Eligible to vote for formation of Working Groups
    • Eligible to suggest Working Groups
  • Technical Working Groups:
    • Participation in the Technical Working Groups
    • Eligible to chair a Working Group
    • Participation in development of Conformance Test Suite
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
  • Marketing Working Groups:
    • Participation in Marketing Working Groups
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
    • Speaking and presenting on behalf of the HSA Foundation
    • Promotion in HSA Foundation PR, presentations, etc.
    • Opt-in marking of company products listed on the HSA Foundation website
  • Development and Conformance of Products:
    • Early access to Specifications
    • Submit product for conformance
    • Conformant products can use the API trademark
    • Develop license-free, royalty free products with HSA Technology
    • Access to HSAIL Tools
    • Access to the HSA Foundation private code repository
    • Access to Compliance Logo Program

Promoter

$75k / year

Open to Any Interested Organization

  • Governance:
    • Participation in election to the Board
    • Eligible to vote in election of Promoter Member to the Board of Directors
    • Eligible to vote in corporate matters
    • Eligible to suggest Working Groups
  • Technical Working Groups:
    • Participation in the Technical Working Groups
    • Eligible to chair a Working Group
    • Participation in development of the Conformance Test Suite
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
  • Marketing Working Groups:
    • Participation in Marketing Working Groups
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
    • Speaking and presenting on behalf of the HSA Foundation
    • Promotion in HSA Foundation PR, presentations, etc.
    • Opt-in marking of company products listed on the HSA Foundation website
  • Development and Conformance of Products:
    • Early access to Specifications
    • Submit product for conformance
    • Conformant products can use the API trademark
    • Develop license-free, royalty free products with HSA Technology
    • Access to HSAIL Tools
    • Access to the HSA Foundation private code repository
    • Access to Compliance Logo Program

Supporter

$15k / year

Open to those businesses having revenues of less than Twenty-Five Million U.S. Dollars (US$25,000,000.00) per year and have a primary business of core tool development of compilers, simulators, debuggers, and/or libraries.

  • Governance:
    • Eligible to suggest Working Groups
  • Technical Working Groups:
    • Participation in the Technical Working Groups
    • Eligible to chair a Working Group in their specific focus area
    • Participation in development of the Conformance Test Suite
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
  • Marketing Working Groups:
    • Participation in Marketing Working Groups
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
    • Speaking and presenting on behalf of the HSA Foundation
    • Promotion in HSA Foundation PR, presentations, etc.
    • Opt-in marking of company products listed on the HSA Foundation website
  • Development and Conformance of Products:
    • Early access to Specs
    • Submit product for conformance
    • Conformant products can use the API Trademark
    • Develop license-free, royalty free products with HSA Technology
    • Access to HSAIL Tools
    • Access to the HSA Foundation private code repository
    • Access to Compliance Logo Program

Contributor

$10K / year

Open to Any Interested Organization

  • Governance:
    • Eligible to suggest Working Groups
  • Technical Working Groups:
    • Participation in the Technical Working Groups
    • Participation in development of the Conformance Test Suite
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
  • Marketing Working Groups:
    • Participation in Marketing Working Groups
    • Eligible to vote in Working Group
    • Speaking and presenting on behalf of the HSA Foundation
    • Promotion in HSA Foundation PR, presentations, etc.
    • Opt-in marking of company products listed on the HSA Foundation website
  • Development and Conformance of Products:
    • Early access to specifications
    • Submit product for conformance
    • Conformant products can use the API Trademark
    • Develop license-free, royalty free products with HSA Technology
    • Access to HSAIL Tools
    • Access to HSA Foundation private code repository
    • Access to Compliance Logo Program

Academic

$500 / year

  • Governance:
    • Eligible to suggest Working Groups
  • Technical Working  Groups:
    • Participate in Working Groups
    • Participation in development of Conformance Test Suite
  • Marketing Working Groups:
    • Speaking and Presenting on Behalf of the HSA Foundation
    • Promotion in HSA Foundation PR, presentations, etc.
    • Opt-in marking of company products listed on the HSA Foundation website
  • Development and Conformance of Products:
    • Early access to specifications
    • Develop license-free, royalty free products with HSA Technology
    • Access to HSAIL Tools
    • Access to HSA Foundation private code repository

Associate

$1k / year

Open to Any Interested Organization

  • Governance:
    • Eligible to suggest Working Groups
  • Marketing Working Groups:
    • Promotion in HSA Foundation PR, presentations, etc.
    • Opt-in marking of company products listed on the HSA Foundation website
  • Development and Conformance of Products:
    • Submit product for conformance
    • Conformant products can use the API Trademark
    • Develop license-free, royalty free products with HSA Technology
    • Access to HSAIL Tools
    • Access to Compliance Logo Program