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Emerging Technology Analysis: Heterogeneous Architectures Hold Promise for Accelerating Future Computing Systems

Published: 27 June 2013

ID: G00247220

Analyst(s): Carl Claunch, Errol Rasit , Sergis Mushell, Alfonso Velosa , Martin Reynolds


The heterogeneous architecture provides a unified view of fundamental computing elements within a system, and it enables the operating system and applications to take advantage of all resources in the most efficient way. System architects should explore the advantages that HA promises to deliver.

Table Of Contents


  • Single-Thread Computing
  • Stream Computing
  • Multithreaded Computing
  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Actions for the Next Six to 18 Months
  • References

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