Software Development for the Square Kilometre Array

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Abstract

Software development costs for the Square Kilometre Array are likely to be very large - in the range of 1000–2000 person-year total. This level of software effort is unprecedented in radio astronomy. Consequently the risk associated with software development is very large. This is common to many large science projects and so we can learn from such projects how to best mitigate against the risk. We present a shopping list of suggestions drawn from the experience in other projects.

Keywords

radio interferometry software Square Kilometre Array 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NRAOSocorroUSA

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