Build and Install MPI, parallel HDF5, and h5py from Source on Linux

On occasion, I have to set up a machine or VM to use parallel h5py, sometimes¬†with a particular version or snapshot of HDF5. Unfortunately, package managers always seem to make a mess of the MPI-HDF5-Python trifecta, even for more vanilla installs, so I’ve put this blog post together to remind myself of the steps I need to take to get everything working.

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