hipSPARSE is a library that contains basic linear algebra subroutines for sparse matrices and vectors written in HIP for GPU devices. It is designed to be used from C and C++ code. The functionality of hipSPARSE is organized in the following categories:

The code is open and hosted here: ROCmSoftwarePlatform/hipSPARSE

hipSPARSE is a SPARSE marshalling library, with multiple supported backends. It sits between the application and a worker SPARSE library, marshalling inputs into the backend library and marshalling results back to the application. hipSPARSE exports an interface that does not require the client to change, regardless of the chosen backend. Currently, hipSPARSE supports rocSPARSE and cuSPARSE as backends. hipSPARSE focuses on convenience and portability. If performance outweighs these factors, then using rocSPARSE itself is highly recommended. rocSPARSE can also be found on GitHub.