I wanted to let you all know that Peter Cao (NCSA) and Michael Wan (SDSC)
will give an Access Grid seminar May 17 describing our project to integrate
HDF5 with the Storage Resource Broker.
I'm told the presentation will be webcast via the CI Channel. The URL is
www.cichannel.org. There is a link on that page to connect to live
webcasts. A Real Player is required; a free player is available at
I attach a more detailed description of the presentation below.
--- Abstract ---
As part of the Cyberinfrastructure Seminar Series sponsored by NCSA and
SDSC, NCSA software developer Peter Cao will give a presentation on
Integrating HDF with the SRB from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (CST) on May 17 in Room
3414 of the Beckman Institute. The seminar will also be presented via the
Access Grid. The seminar previously had been scheduled for May 3.
NCSA and SDSC are collaborating to integrate the NCSA HDF5 library and file
format with the SDSC Storage Resource Broker (SRB). HDF5 is widely used in
the scientific community, and the SRB is a powerful technology for
collection management and distributed access, including access to HDF5
files. Unfortunately, access to individual objects (or parts of objects) in
HDF files is not well supported in the SRB. Since HDF files can be
extremely large, partial access is critical for many applications. This
presentation will describe a joint NCSA/SCSC project whose goal is to
provide effective object-level access to HDF5.
Mike Folk, Scientific Data Tech (HDF) http://hdf.ncsa.uiuc.edu
NCSA/U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 217-244-0647 voice
605 E. Springfield Ave., Champaign IL 61820 217-244-1987 fax