HDF Server: 2016 HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards!

September 28, 2016

Please support The HDF Group and vote HDF Server<https://support.hdfgroup.org/projects/hdfserver/> for Best Use of HPC in the Cloud, and Best HPC Software Product or Technology in HPCWire's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. https://www.hpcwire.com/2016-hpcwire-readers-choice-awards/. Two days are left to vote!

HDF Server is a Python-based web service that enables full read/write web access to HDF data - it can be used to send and receive HDF5 data using an HTTP-based REST interface.

While HDF5 provides powerful scalability and speed for complex datasets of all sizes, many HDF5 data sets used in HPC environments are extremely large and cannot easily be downloaded or moved across the internet to access data on an as-needed basis. Users often only need to access a small subset of the data. Using HDF Server, data can be kept in one central location and content vended via well-defined URIs. HDF Server enables exploration and analysis of the data while minimizing the number of bytes that need to be transmitted over the network.

By providing a web services native interface to HDF5 data,

  * data providers can consider hosting HDF5 data in a cloud/utility computing environment at a fraction of the existing cost. Moreover,
  * HDF data hosted by the server can be made available to a global community of HPC-based computing users on a laptop browser from anywhere on the internet, breaking down barriers to expensive, traditional HPC.

Since HDF Server supports the full range of HDF data, providing read/write access for most HDF types, it enables some interesting scenarios such as:

* Collaborative annotation of data sets

* Compute clusters that use HDF Server for data access

* Continually updated data shares (e.g. Stock Market quotes, sensor data)

* Storing the analysis of the data (say, a visualization) with the original source data

As an example of HDF Server's impact on the HPC community, The HDF Group's collaboration with NASA on HDF Server is enabling NASA to advance its enterprise goal of shifting its computing to a more cloud-centric model intended to reduce NASA's TCO for providing remote access to its massive stores of data. It will enable greater use of NASA datasets in the public cloud and hence, better utilization of data for research and discovery. By providing a cost effective data platform, potentially much more of the available data could be brought into the public cloud.

Also, by removing the need to manage files and providing high throughput data access, data pipeline processes can be managed more efficiently. For supercomputer centers, the outputs of simulation data could be off-loaded from expensive distributed file systems to private cloud object stores for analysis and research. Read more at https://www.hdfgroup.org/2016/09/hpcwire-hdf-server-best-use-of-hpc-cloud-awards/

Make your voice heard before it's too late! Polls are open for the HPCwire Readers' Choice Awards until September 30, 2016.

Register with HPCwire as a reader and vote for HDF Server as Best User of HPC in the Cloud at https://www.hpcwire.com/2016-hpcwire-readers-choice-awards/.

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