While promising feasible solutions to several shortcomings of homogeneous parallel computing, Heterogeneous Supercomputing (HSC) poses new problems to be solved. In this paper, we outline the issues and problems arising in using heterogeneous environments for parallel solutions to various applications. Preliminary solutions to a set of problems in heterogeneous supercomputing are presented. As an example application, implementation of image understanding algorithms in a heterogeneous environment is studied.
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Khokhar, Ashfaq; Prasanna, Viktor; Shaaban, Muhammad; and Wang, Cho-Li, "Heterogeneous supercomputing: Problems and issues" (1992). Accessed from
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