H5hut  1.99.15
H5hut: A High-Performance I/O Library for Particle-based Simulations

Particle-based simulations running on large high-performance computing systems over many time steps can generate an enormous amount of particle- and field-based data for post-processing and analysis. Achieving high-performance I/O for this data, effectively managing it on disk, and interfacing it with analysis and visualization tools can be challenging, especially for domain scientists who do not have I/O and data management expertise. We present the H5hut library, an implementation of several data models for particle-based simulations that encapsulates the complexity of HDF5 and is simple to use, yet does not compromise performance.


  • Andreas Adelmann (PSI)
  • Achim Gsell (PSI)
  • Mark Howison (NERSC/LBNL)
  • Prabhat (NERSC/LBNL)
  • Wes Bethel (NERSC/LBNL)

Previous developers:

  • Benedikt Oswald (PSI)
  • Cristina Siegerist (NERSC/LBNL)
  • John Shalf (NERSC/LBNL)

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