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Outreach Materials

In this section of the website we are gathering together materials we have used in various outreach activities. 

VIDEO: Project Scientist Rosie Bolton speaking at OpenStack summit.

VIDEO: The SKA (Square-Kilometre Array) will be the world's largest radio telescope

VIDEO: Professor Paul Alexander: The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in South Africa

Presentation on the state of the ARL as of Feb 2017 by Tim Cornwell. 


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Presentation on the state of the Performance Prototype as of Feb 2017 by John Taylor.

Presentation on the state of the SDP as of April 2017 by Paul Alexander.

Recent news

SDP hardware

Along with other SKA consortia, SDP is working towards implementing Software Engineering Institute (SEI) approaches to its software architecture documentation. This style is useful for promoting architecture decision processes based on concrete "quality attribute" scenarios. These methods will help us with addressing the many architectural trade-offs that SDP faces - balancing scientific accuracy with long-term modifiability and performance.

Paul Calleja

The SDP proceeds apace, implementing the management changes we outlined in our last SKA eNews contribution.

We planned our work for the October-November time period so that we could support the ongoing SKA engineering activities, and so that we could continue our work on the SDP Execution Framework, as well as work on the key algorithms that we will use to do all the processing within the SDP. We've also been conducting engineering workshops to make sure that we fully understand what makes designing the SDP such a challenge.