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[vc_row disable_margin_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The HDF Group is ready to announce a new major release, HDF5 1.12.0. This will be the first release that allows our users to access HDF5 data stored on non-POSIX storage, such as Cloud or Object Store. The release will also include performance enhancements to the parallel and sequential HDF5 libraries. In this talk we will give an overview of the new features, and will outline the HDF5 roadmap for the next year. The major new features include Virtual File Drivers (VFD) to access HDF5 files via Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), on Hadoop Distributed File system (HDFS), and HDF5 library's Virtual Object Layer (VOL) that enables different methods for accessing data and objects that conform to the HDF5...

The HDF5 European workshop, co-organized with ESRF, and sponsored by OpenIO and Omnibond took place on September 17-18, 2019. This event covered the latest HDF5 developments, HDF5 use cases from science and industry, and HDF5 Applications and Tools. This post is an archive of the recorded presentations of this event. ...

Champaign, IL—Scot Breitenfeld, a 10-year employee of The HDF Group has been named co-chair of the CFD General Notation System (CGNS) Steering Committee. The CGNS provides a portable and extensible standard for the storage and retrieval of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis data. The CGNS Steering Committee is responsible for the development, evolution, support, and promotion of the CGNS standard and its members include representatives from government and private industry. “The HDF Group prides itself in the domain-specific knowledge and expertise of its employees. Scot’s participation in the CGNS steering committee is a great example of the involvement of our employees in their respective fields,” said Elena Pourmal, Director of Technical Services and Operations. Scot started with The HDF Group in 2008 as...

Why do we use HDF5? We moved to HDF5 for our simulation data in 2016 from using our own proprietary file format. HDF5 had been on our radar for some time and we spent a couple of years investigating it and other file formats before deciding which we should switch to. HDF5 met all the criteria we had at the time. Amongst the criteria were: performance in speed and size, an accepted standard for scientific data, being open source, providing additional tools....