The SKAO and SDP held a joint briefing at International Supercomputing 2017 in Frankfurt on 19 June. The primary purpose of the event was to inform the ICT vendor community of the current status of the SKA project as a whole, and the technical progress that has been made by the SDP consortium since the previous conference a year earlier.
Three presentations were given:
1. An overview of the SKA project and its current status – Miles Deegan, SKA Organisation
2. An update on the Science Data Processor project – John Taylor, U. Cambridge
3. A snapshot of recent technical directions and conclusions – Chris Broekema, ASTRON
The presentations were then followed by a question and answer session.