szip installations at NSC

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2.1 szip library version 2.1

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.
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szip compression software, providing lossless compression of scientific data, has been provided with HDF software products as of HDF5 Release 1.6.0 and HDF4 Release 2.0.

How to use

Load the szip module

module load szip/2.1

The environment variable $SZIP_DIR is set to:


$SZIP_DIR points to the base folder containing the szip installation. Sub-folders from $SZIP_DIR:


You can build applications against the szip libraries using the include files in $SZIP_DIR/include and pre-built libraries in $SZIP_DIR/lib. e.g.

icc -I $SZIP_DIR/include -L $SZIP_DIR/lib