Luxoft Develops Industry’s First Heterogeneous System Architecture Conformance Suite

Company Release - 11/9/2015 4:29 PM ET

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE:LXFT), a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, today announced completion of its implementation of the HSA Conformance Test Suite, based on specifications and extensive input from members of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation’s Conformance Test Suite Working Group. The Conformance Suite allows all HSA Foundation members to test their platforms for compliance with HSA 1.0 specifications, and will be made available to all members of HSA.

The important goal of heterogeneous computing is to enable optimal performance of a system built on different processing architectures (e.g. CPU, GPGPU, and DSP). The HSA Foundation drives standards for development for the new era of computing. They are designed to unlock new levels of performance and power efficiency of the parallel computing engines found in most modern computing devices and data centers. The conformance tests are now available to HSA Foundation members: AMD, ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, Texas Instruments and others, to ensure compliance of their platforms with HSA 1.0 specifications.

HSA is an open, standardized platform design supported by more than 40 technology companies and 17 universities that increases the performance and power efficiency of the parallel computing engines found in most modern electronic devices. HSA benefits mobile devices and desktops, as well as for high-performance computing (HPC) systems and servers which solve complex tasks for Big Data analysis including, but not limited to, financial services, technology, and health care.

“Availability of the first HSA Conformance Test Suite is a major milestone for the HSA Foundation,” said Dr. John Glossner, President of the HSA Foundation. “We thank Luxoft for its leadership in developing the tests, and thank all of the member companies that contributed to this significant effort. This is a large project with very broad scope that will enable compatible heterogeneous systems and further the HSA Foundation’s vision of computing. We look forward to seeing the first HSA Conformant products entering the market soon.”

“At Luxoft, we believe that Heterogeneous System Architecture will transform computing as we know it, and having an open and well-defined standard is the key to making this transformation happen,” said Michael Minkevich, Luxoft’s Vice President of Technology Services. “The HSA Foundation and all its members have been doing incredible work in shaping this standard of the future. We are pleased to contribute the HSA Conformance Suite, first of the kind, which will make it easier for all members to create HSA-compliant products. We’ve put in countless hours in making this tool, and now the entire developer community can share in the benefits. In addition, Luxoft will provide engineering, testing and optimization services to compliment the Conformance Suite.”

About HSA Foundation

The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation is a non-profit consortium of SoC IP vendors, OEMs, Academia, SoC vendors, OSVs and ISVs, whose goal is making programming for parallel computing easy and pervasive. HSA members are building a heterogeneous computing ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, which combines scalar processing on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU, while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance with low power consumption. HSA defines interfaces for parallel computation using CPU, GPU and other programmable and fixed function devices, while supporting a diverse set of high-level programming languages, and creating the foundation for next-generation, general-purpose computing. http://www.hsafoundation.com/

About HSA Conformance Test Suite

HSA Conformance Test Suite includes more than 120,000 tests encompassing all the explicit requirements of HSA 1.0 final specifications: HSA Platform System Architecture Specification; HSA Programmer's Reference Manual: HSAIL Virtual ISA and Programming Model, Compiler Writer, and Object Format (BRIG). It is available in open source for HSA Foundation members. There is also a harness to execute tests in HSAIL without any superfluous high-level language layers obscuring test failure analysis. HSA Conformance Test Suite is a worthy addition to rapidly developing ecosystem in the emerging industry of heterogeneous computing.

About Luxoft

Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations. Luxoft’s software development services consist of core and mission critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. Luxoft’s solutions are based on its proprietary products and platforms that directly impact its clients’ business outcomes and efficiently deliver continuous innovation. The Company develops its solutions and delivers its services from 24 dedicated delivery centers worldwide. It has over 10,000 employees across 27 offices in 15 countries in North America, Mexico, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Africa. Luxoft is incorporated in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has its operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.luxoft.com.

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