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Telescopes and Software

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This evening I was looking for pricing on some code analysis tools, and found an organization that had done a very comprehensive survey, and published it
 
http://dev.lsstcorp.org/trac/wiki/CppCodingStandardCheckerReview%3A#CStaticAnalysisTools
 
And they’re pretty organized and public about their entire software development process: http://dev.lsstcorp.org/trac/wiki
 
But I asked myself, who are these people?
 
Well, here’s a photo: http://www.lsst.org/About/lsst_team.shtml
 
They are building in Chile: http://www.lsst.org/Images/pachon.shtml
 
They want to take pictures like this: http://www.lsst.org/Science/lsst_science.shtml
 
Overall, this is their project: http://www.lsst.org/lsst_home.shtml, in part:

In a relentless campaign of short exposures with its 3.2 Gigapixel camera, the LSST will cover the full available sky every three nights, opening a movie-like window on objects that change or move on rapid timescales: exploding supernovae, potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids, and distant Kuiper Belt Objects.

All in all, some pretty interesting people!
 
Also honest about how their software milestones, like those on so many other projects, are behind schedule: http://dev.lsstcorp.org/trac/roadmap?show=all

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Written by Tom Harris

August 20, 2008 at 11:44 pm