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ISC 2019

June 16, 2019 - June 20, 2019

At ISC 2019, the HDF Group will be presenting a birds of a feather session called Defining HDF5 Future, a forum for the HDF5 user community to share ideas, present problems, outline possible solutions, and discuss future direction of HDF5 and the HDF5 ecosystem. This BOF is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th, at 1:45 p.m. in Substanz 1, 2.

Gerd Heber will present HDF5 features under development, the HDF5 roadmap, including upcoming releases and launch a discussion for HDF5 roadmap and community involvement in HDF5 development.

Gerd’s presentation and discussion will be followed by a discussion led by Steven Varga who is an active member and contributor of the HDF community. He will answer questions from the audience and survey the latest developments and challenges in the HDF5 ecosystem including (but not limited to):

  • Storage devices and platforms for HDF5 (cloud, object stores, HDFS, PFS), VFDs and VOLs
  • HDF5 language bindings (C++/LLVM, Python, Julia, R)
  • HDF5 library development and community code contributions to HDF5
  • HDF5 Performance and productivity (benchmarks, profiling, Tau plugin)
  • I/O concurrency (multithreading, MPI-I/O)
  • Sparse data and HDF5
  • HDF5 connectors for Apache Spark and Drill
  • HDF5 tools, including third-party tools and vendor support

Steven and Gerd will encourage HDF5 community members to share their experiences and challenges with HDF5. The summary of discussion will be shared with the HDF5 community.

We would love to see you at the session, or schedule a time for you to meet with our staff. Please reply to this email to get in touch with Dax Rodriguez, Director of Commercial Services and Solutions, or use the form below to let us know you’re interested in meeting and we’ll get back to you with some scheduling possibilities.

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June 16, 2019
June 20, 2019


Dax Rodriguez


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