The chair of a standards group puts out a call for participation in an effort to simplify programming the kind of multi-headed SoCs that are becoming popular.
In January, the Khronos Group created an exploratory group to determine the industry’s interest in developing a simplified open standard for embedded heterogeneous communications. If there is enough interest, Khronos will form a working group and invite all interested parties to collaborate on the development of a multi-vendor standard.
Khronos has a proven multi-company governance process. It is an open consortium of hardware and software companies creating advanced acceleration standards.
Two decades ago, embedded real-time processing for system modeling, simulation, image and signal processing often used scaled-down supercomputer architectures--a homogenous array of identical processors interconnected in a parallel, symmetric topology. Programming solutions for these architectures were initially fragmented, often using hardware vendor or microprocessor-specific software layers for communication between processing elements.
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