Hermes 0.9.8-beta release

Hermes 0.9.8 has been released. This release features tagging. Tags enable users to semantically define associations between blobs and provide an intuitive way of locating blobs which are related. Tags can be used internally by Hermes to provide enhanced data placement decisions based on the logical grouping of data. Traits can be attached to tags to transparently perform a set operations on a group of related blobs. For example, a combination of tags and traits can indicate that a group of blobs is to be compressed and encrypted.

This release also features enhanced portability. Hermes no longer requires client programs to follow MPI design patterns. In addition, we have addressed a number of issues which have prevented Hermes from being installed on recent OS versions.

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