ASKAP’s End-to-end Science Pipelines – Producing Science-ready Data Products with the High-Performance ASKAPsoft Processing Pipelines

Dr Matthew Whiting1

1Csiro, Epping, Australia


The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is an innovative wide-field, high-data-rate radio-synthesis telescope, that requires high-performance processing pipelines for calibration and imaging. This poster describes these pipelines, their content and implementation at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. These pipelines have been demonstrated with commissioning and Early Science observations, and are regularly used by science team members.


Matthew Whiting is acting Group Leader for ATNF Science, part of CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science, leading a group responsible for research and science operations within the Australia Telescope National Facility. He has a PhD in astrophysics from University of Melbourne, and a career of working in astronomy and astronomical computing. Matthew leads the development of the processing pipelines for CSIRO’s ASKAP telescope, and is a member of the small software team responsible for the high-performance calibration & imaging software for ASKAP. He is also the sole developer of the widely-used Duchamp source-finding software, designed for 3D astronomical spectral-line surveys. He works closely with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and is a member of Astronomy Australia Limited’s Astronomy e-Research Advisory Committee.


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