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* Set MAXIMUM_NUMBER_OF_JOBS= and MAXIMUM_NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS= to similar values whose product is slightly smaller than the total number of threads on your system.
 
* Set MAXIMUM_NUMBER_OF_JOBS= and MAXIMUM_NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS= to similar values whose product is slightly smaller than the total number of threads on your system.
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= Less efficient way of processing Eiger data, using conversion to CBF=  
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= Less efficient way of processing Eiger data, using conversion to CBF =  
    
Since the release of Neggia, a plugin for XDS that parallelizes the reading of images from HDF5 data, conversion by H5ToXds should no longer be required in most usage scenarios. The sections below nevertheless describe this possibility, since preliminary experience with some less common network file systems (apparently GPFS, but not NFS) seems to indicate low performance of Neggia.  
 
Since the release of Neggia, a plugin for XDS that parallelizes the reading of images from HDF5 data, conversion by H5ToXds should no longer be required in most usage scenarios. The sections below nevertheless describe this possibility, since preliminary experience with some less common network file systems (apparently GPFS, but not NFS) seems to indicate low performance of Neggia.  
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Conversion program options: Dectris provides [https://www.dectris.com/news.html?page=2 H5ToXds] (Linux only!). That program converts (as the name indicates) the HDF5 files to CBF files; however, it does not write the geometry and other information into the CBF header (therefore, [[generate_XDS.INP]] or MOSFLM does not work with these files). Alternatives are GlobalPhasing's hdf2mini-cbf program (needs autoPROC license) or, from http://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/harry/imosflm/ver721/downloads, the eiger2cbf-osx or eiger2cbf-linux program written by T. Nakane. The latter programs do write a useful CBF header.
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Conversion program options: Dectris provides [https://www.dectris.com/news.html?page=2 H5ToXds] (Linux only!). That program converts (as the name indicates) the HDF5 files to CBF files; however, it does not write the geometry and other information into the CBF header (therefore, [[generate_XDS.INP]] or MOSFLM does not work with these files). Alternatives are GlobalPhasing's hdf2mini-cbf program (does ''not'' need autoPROC license) or, from http://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/harry/imosflm/ver721/downloads, the eiger2cbf-osx or eiger2cbf-linux program written by T. Nakane. The latter programs do write a useful CBF header.
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H5ToXds and eiger2cbf-osx / eiger2cbf-linux do not work with files produced at Diamond Light Source.
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== A script for faster XDS processing of CBF-converted Eiger data (this is only shown out of historic interest) ==
    
For faster processing, the [[Eiger#A_script_for_faster_XDS_processing_of_CBF-converted Eiger data|shell script]] below should be copied to /usr/local/bin/H5ToXds and made executable (<code>chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/H5ToXds*</code>). The binary H5ToXds then should be named e.g. /usr/local/bin/H5ToXds.bin - note the .bin filename extension! The script ''also'' uses RAM to speed up processing; it uses it for fast storage of the temporary CBF file that H5ToXds/eiger2cbf/hdf2mini-cbf writes, and that each parallel thread ("processor") of XDS reads. The amount of additional RAM this requires is modest (about (number of pixels)*(number of threads) bytes).
 
For faster processing, the [[Eiger#A_script_for_faster_XDS_processing_of_CBF-converted Eiger data|shell script]] below should be copied to /usr/local/bin/H5ToXds and made executable (<code>chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/H5ToXds*</code>). The binary H5ToXds then should be named e.g. /usr/local/bin/H5ToXds.bin - note the .bin filename extension! The script ''also'' uses RAM to speed up processing; it uses it for fast storage of the temporary CBF file that H5ToXds/eiger2cbf/hdf2mini-cbf writes, and that each parallel thread ("processor") of XDS reads. The amount of additional RAM this requires is modest (about (number of pixels)*(number of threads) bytes).
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== A script for faster XDS processing of CBF-converted Eiger data (this is only shown out of historic interest) ==
   
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#!/bin/bash
 
#!/bin/bash
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