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Interim Engineering Director Dana Robinson talks about The HDF Group's upcoming release schedule. As some of you may already have noticed, we now post the current HDF5 release schedule in the README.md document in the project's root on GitHub. I'll update this as circumstances change so it always reflects our current thinking....

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 HDF Group's formal comment to a DOE request on stewardship for scientific and high-performance computing was published in the Federal Register. We had a joint position paper at January's ASCR Workshop on Visualization for Scientific Discovery, Decision-Making, & Communication. The paper is called Whither Visualization Logic and was written by Leigh Orf (University of Wisconsin), Lucas Villa Real (IBM Research), and Gerd Heber (The HDF Group). Thomas Caswell (active h5py contributor, Brookhaven National Laboratory) also has a position paper called Visualization of Structured Data. Additionally, we have two position papers at the ASCR Workshop on the Management and Storage of Scientific Data. The first was led by Jerome Soumagne (The HDF Group), The Twilight of I/O as a User Concept and is joint work with Andres Marquez from the PNNL....

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....