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openPMD 1.0.0: A meta data standard for particle and mesh based data.

Huebl, Axel; Lehe, Rémi; Vay, Jean-Luc; Grote, David P.; Sbalzarini, Ivo; Kuschel, Stephan; Bussmann, Michael

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This is the initial release, version 1.0.0, of the open standard for particle-mesh data files (openPMD).

It adds the base standard for general particle and mesh based data structures and the first extension for electro-dynamic and electro-static particle-in-cell (PIC) codes.

(Acknowledgements) The design of this standard is based on the experiences we gained in the last years implementing efficient, parallel I/O in several PIC codes, but most recently in PIConGPU ( Special thanks goes to Felix Schmitt (formerly ZIH / TU Dresden, now with Nvidia Corp.) and René Widera (HZDR).
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