May 26, 2018

Blocking, shuffling and loss-less compression library

Blosc is a high performance compressor optimized for binary data. It has been designed to transmit data to the processor cache faster than the traditional, non-compressed, direct memory fetch approach via a memcpy OS call. Blosc is the first compressor that I’m aware of that is meant not only to reduce the size of large datasets on-disk or in-memory, but also to accelerate memory-bound computations.

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