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May 8 – 12, 2023
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DUNE HDF5 Experience

May 8, 2023, 2:00 PM
Hampton Roads Ballroom VIII (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Hampton Roads Ballroom VIII

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Oral Track 6 - Physics Analysis Tools Track 6 - Physics Analysis Tools


Dr Chowdhury, Barnali


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) has historically represented data using a combination of custom data formats and those based on ROOT I/O. Recently, DUNE has begun using the Hierarchical Data Format (HDF5) for some of its data storage applications. HDF5 provides high-performance, low-overhead I/O in DUNE’s data acquisition (DAQ) environment. DUNE will use HDF5 to record raw data from the ProtoDUNE Horizontal Drift (HD), ProtoDUNE Vertical Drift (VD) and ICEBERG detectors, and the HD and VD coldbox test stands. Dedicated I/O modules have been developed to read the HDF5 data from these detectors into the offline framework for reconstruction directly and via XRootD. HDF5 is also very commonly used on High Performance Computers (HPCs) and is well-suited for use in AI/ML applications. The DUNE software stack contains modules that export data from an offline job in HDF5 format, so that they can be processed by external AI/ML software. The collaboration is also developing strategies to incorporate HDF5 in the detector simulation chains.

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