HDF5 installations at NSC

Directory list:

1.8.11 HDF5 version 1.8.11.
1.8.12 HDF5 version 1.8.12.
1.8.13 HDF5 version 1.8.13.
1.8.14 N/A
1.8.9 HDF5 version 1.8.9.

Level of support

Tier 3 NSC will not be able to help you much with this program, either because we lack the in-house experience, or because it is a test installation. In general, these types of installations are untested, and will not be updated unless you send a request to NSC.

Please see the page describing our software support categories for more information.
You can also contact support@nsc.liu.se for further information.

HDF5 is a data model, library, and file format for storing and managing data. It supports an unlimited variety of datatypes, and is designed for flexible and efficient I/O and for high volume and complex data. HDF5 is portable and is extensible, allowing applications to evolve in their use of HDF5. The HDF5 Technology suite includes tools and applications for managing, manipulating, viewing, and analyzing data in the HDF5 format.

How to run

Load the HDF5 module corresponding to the version you want to use, e.g

module load hdf5/1.8.9-i1214

This will add the HDF5 commands to your search path and set the environment variable HDF5_DIR to point to the top directory.

You can build applications against the HDF5 library. In that case use the include files in $HDF5_DIR/include and libraries in $HDF5_DIR/lib. Example compiler options:

-I$HDF5_DIR/include -L$HDF5_DIR/lib -Wl,-rpath,$HDF5_DIR/lib