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SDP Design Documentation

This page contains links to the SDP's Preliminary Design Review documentation, in which our design was reviewed by the SKA Organisation and an external panel of experts. 

You can download the whole document pack as a zip file. Alternatively the key documents can also be downloaded individually from the bottom of this page.

A high-level view of the SDP system components can be seen below. This is decomposed much further in the High-Level architecture docment (first in the list below) and then the sub-components, interfaces, requirements and other considerations are developed in supporting documents. 

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.