Developing Hdf5 for the synchrotron community

Authors: Nick Rees (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: ICALEPCS2015
Peer Reviewed: Yes

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2015

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Abstract: HDF5[1] and NeXus[2] (which normally uses HDF5 as its underlying format) have been widely touted as a standard for storing Photon and Neutron data. They offer many advantages to other common formats and are widely used at many facilities. However, it has been found that the existing implementations of these standards have limited the performance of some recent detector systems. This paper describes how the synchrotron light source community has worked closely with The HDF Group to drive changes to the HDF5 software to make it more suitable for their environment. This includes developments managed by a detector manufacturer (Dectris - for direct chunk writes) as well as synchrotrons (DESY, ESRF and Diamond - for pluggable filters, Single Writer/Multiple Reader and Virtual Data Sets).

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