[odb-users] HDF5 support?

Boris Kolpackov boris at codesynthesis.com
Wed Feb 20 08:50:29 EST 2013

Hi Marcus,

Daniels, Marcus G <mdaniels at lanl.gov> writes:

> It's mostly the same.  There's are (otherwise optional) arguments for 
> property lists that are added to say what I/O mechanism to use, and
> various calls for tuning. I'm not sure how partial query and update
> would work. There's the possibility of using HDF5 in serial or
> parallel mode to request different slabs of a single multidimensional
> array. In the parallel case, different processes (MPI ranks) would
> work with different slabs.

Yes, I am not clear on this either. I (or someone else who is keen
to add HDF5 support to ODB) will need to understand this better. In
the meantime, I've added HDF5 to our "potential file formats" list
along with XML and JSON. Let's see how much interest there is in
this support.


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