Bug#812187: ITP: pnetcdf -- parallel netCDF library for scientific I/O
Owner: Alastair McKinstry <email@example.com>
* Package name : pnetcdf
Version : 1.7.0
Upstream Author : Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory
* URL : https://trac.mcs.anl.gov/projects/parallel-netcdf
* License : BSD
Programming Lang: C
Description : parallel netCDF library for scientific I/O
PnetCDF is a library providing high-performance parallel I/O while still
maintaining file-format compatibility with Unidata's NetCDF,
specifically the formats of CDF-1 and CDF-2.
Although NetCDF supports parallel I/O starting from version 4, the files
must be in HDF5 format. PnetCDF is currently the only choice for carrying
out parallel I/O on files that are in classic formats (CDF-1 and 2).
In addition, PnetCDF supports the CDF-5 file format, an extension of CDF-2,
that supports more data types and allows users to define large dimensions,
attributes, and variables (>2B elements).
This package will be used as a dependency of the NetCDF package already present
in Debian to provide additional functionality, and when stable will be
co-maintained in the Debian GIS project.