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If you are interested in the work of the Science Data Processor, you can download our design documentation. Note that our design is iterative, and what we share is a snapshot of our design at a particular point in time. If you are interested in the evolution of our design, please Contact us.

When we hold workshops, we also share key documents on this site; these are linked from the main menu, and from any news items about the workshop.

Recent news

SKA SC17 keynote

Members of the SKA Organisation and SDP Consortium are in Denver this week attending the annual SuperCompuing conference. This year the conference keynote "Life, the Universe and Computing: The Story of the SKA Telescope" was given by the SKA Director General Phil Diamond, and the SKA Regional Centre Project Scientist Rosie Bolton.

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.