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ALMA software management and deployment
Author(s): B. E. Glendenning; J. Ibsen; G. Kosugi; G. Raffi
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Paper Abstract

The ALMA Software (~ 80% completed) is in daily use at the ALMA Observatory and has been developed as an end-toend system including: proposal preparation, dynamic scheduling, instrument control, data handling and formatting, data archiving and retrieval, automatic and manual data processing, and support for observatory operations. This presentation will expand on some software management aspects, procedures for releases, integrated system testing and deployment in Chile. The need for a realistic validation environment, now achieved with a two antenna interferometer at the observatory, and the balance between incremental development and stability of the software (a challenge at the moment) will be explained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77401L (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857312
Show Author Affiliations
B. E. Glendenning, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (United States)
J. Ibsen, Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (Chile)
G. Kosugi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
G. Raffi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7740:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy
Nicole M. Radziwill; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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