In this presentation, we introduce the concept and practices of data management based on HDF5. Our main goal is to let users with no previous HDF5 experience be productive in an HPC environment as quickly as possible. As a secondary goal, we want them to be aware of the resources that will let them take their mastery of HDF5 to the next level. Attendees with a working knowledge of C/C++, Fortran, or Python, plus basic MPI programming, will get the most out of this introduction.
In the last section of this presentation, we will survey the supporting ecosystem around HDF5 and preview the intermediate topics that will be covered in a future event.