HDF News

Champaign, IL – The HDF Group announced its Board of Directors has appointed Gerd Heber as its new Executive Director.  The HDF Group is a software company dedicated to creating and supporting technologies to address many of today’s big data challenges.  Dr. Heber, who has been The HDF Group’s Applications Architect since 2010, replaces Mike Folk upon his retirement. Folk will remain a member of the Board of Directors.   ...

The HDF Group just released HDF5 1.13.1. All of the 1.13 series are experimental releases, which allows us to test new features with our users and get feedback while we are working on the development of the next major maintenance release. Learn more about this new release of HDF5....

The purpose of this introduction is to highlight and celebrate a community contribution the impact of which we are just beginning to understand. Its principal author, Mr. Lucas C. Villa Real, calls it HDF5-UDF and describes it as "a mechanism to generate HDF5 dataset values on-the-fly using user-defined functions (UDFs)." This matter- of-fact characterization is quite accurate, but I would like to provide some context for what this means for us users of HDF5....

We are excited to announce a new strategy of delivering HDF5 features: Experimental Releases. Experimental releases allow us to get major new features into the hands of our users so that they can test the features and provide feedback before we integrate them into a subsequent maintenance release. Our first experimental release, HDF5 version 1.13.0, is now available....

We are very pleased to announce the release of HDF5-1.12.1, which can now be obtained from the HDF5 Download page. Information about this release can be found on the Support Portal as follows: HDF5 documentation Software Changes from Release to Release HDF5-1.12.1 is a minor release with a few new features and changes: The new Mirror and Splitter VFDs were added, enabling "concurrent" file writes to two files, one of which could be on a remote system. The following vulnerability issues were addressed:CVE-2018-11206CVE-2018-14033 (same as CVE-2020-10811)CVE-2018-14460 Autotools and CMake options were added to enable or disable file locking. C functions and C++, Fortran and Java wrappers were also added for setting and getting the file locking parameters. In addition, file locking now works on Windows. Various improvements were...