HDF5 User Group Meeting 2020 (HUG 2020)

Meeting Website: https://www.hdfgroup.org/hug/2020/

Please join The HDF® Group and NERSC for a virtual HDF5® User Group Meeting to be held from October 13th to October 16th, 2020. There will be no charge for this virtual meeting but space is limited. Please register early on our website!

We are planning to have presentations and discussions on the topics listed below:

  • Updates on The HDF Group and HDF5
  • HDF5 for Exascale and HPC
  • HDF5 VOL connectors and VFDs
  • HDF5 use cases in sciences
  • HDF5 language bindings
  • HDF5 Cloud solutions
  • HDF5 Industry use cases

We will host a hands-on tutorial on HDF5 performance tuning techniques on October 13th for those who wish to attend, and the technical and invited talks will be held on October 14-16. If you plan on attending the tutorial, please click the appropriate box on the registration form.

If you are interested in presenting, we are soliciting 10-20 minute presentations. Please use this form to submit an abstract. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the members of the HUG committee using that form or via email or Slack. Additionally, we are also looking for vendor sponsors to participate in this conference. Please contact Dax Rodriguez to discuss options.

If you have any other questions, you can reach out via email or contact us via Slack. Please register for this event as soon as possible. We’re still evaluating the best times for the event and will make that decision based on the time zones of our registrants. (All sessions will be available as recordings later.)

We look forward to sharing this event with you!

Elena Pourmal, Suren Byna, Quincey Koziol, and Lori Cooper

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Hi all,

We have a number of great abstract submissions, but we plan to leave the form to submit your abstract up for a few more days. If you’re considering a presentation, feel free to throw in your very basic sketch or idea in the form, and we can be in touch for fleshing out the content. We expect these to be 15-20 minutes + 5 minutes for Q&A, but can be flexible if you have a shorter presentation.


The HUG Committee


We are pleased to announce that the agenda for the 2020 HDF Users Group meeting is now live and can be seen online at https://www.hdfgroup.org/hug/2020-hug/hdf5-users-group-2020-agenda/ If you haven’t already, It’s not too late for you to register for this event.

We have a great schedule of events planned over October 13th-16th–next week! This event will run from 9:00 a.m. central to roughly 1 p.m. each day. We will lead off on October 13th with a hands-on tutorial hosted by Steven Varga and Gerd Heber, along with help from other HDF Group employees. (Please note, this hands-on tutorial requires advance registration. You can still register for the hands-on tutorial, but registration for the tutorial will be closing shortly, although you can continue to register for the schedule of talks.)

On Wednesday, October 14th we’ll begin our regular schedule of talks with a discussion of the HDF5 roadmap, projects that are making HDF5 data efficiently available on the cloud, and a roundtable discussion with The HDF Group technical leadership.

The talks on Thursday the 15th will center around HDF5 Virtual Object Layer (VOL) and Apps with a dozen talks from government and academic researchers and private companies discussing their HDF5 use cases and applications developed to streamline their work. The day will conclude with an intro to the VOL infrastructure and VOL connectors with more in-depth talks on several VOLs developed at The HDF Group and elsewhere.

Friday, October 16 is devoted to the HDF5 Ecosystem. We will have talks on h5py, HDF5-UDF, FasTensor and more.

We are very excited to host this User Group Meeting as a forum for further discussion of HDF5 and moving forward developments to best suit the HDF5 community. We look forward to sharing the event with you. Again, if you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible!


Elena Pourmal, Quincey Koziol, Suren Byna, Lori Cooper
The HDF User Group Committee

We will be starting our first day of talks in about 15 minutes. It’s not too late to join us by registering, you’ll get credentials to join immediately. Register here: https://www.hdfgroup.org/hug/2020.

Yesterday we had a great day with our HDF5 tutorial, and will be posting the recordings of all as we get them processed.

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for an amazing event! We had four days consisting of a tutorial and 3 days of talks from more than 30 speakers on topics from vols and apps to the HDF ecosystem. This was a great event and look forward to future HDF User Group events.

We have now posted all videos and most of the slide decks for our speakers on the agenda: https://www.hdfgroup.org/hug/2020-hug/hdf5-users-group-2020-agenda/

I also have presentations organized into youtube playlists:

Again, thank you to all who participated and attended. It was a great event and we look forward to hosting more events like this.

Elena Pourmal, Suren Byna, Quincey Koziol, and Lori Cooper
The HDF User Group Committee


Thanks for hosting the event and for working on the YouTube playlist! It felt really good to learn from you all and to have a chance to present my work as well. Best regards!