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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

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.