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Instrumentation

We are currently developing and supporting a variety of instruments at Parkes:

CASPSR

The CASPER Parkes Swinburne Recorder (CASPSR) is a 400 MHz baseband signal processor that performs phase-coherent dispersion removal in real time using only 4 workstations, each equipped with 2 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

APSR

The ANTF Parkes Swinburne Recorder (APSR) is 1 GHz baseband recorder with a 20-server supercomputing cluster capable of a wide variety of applications including precision timing, pulsar searching and polarimetry.

BPSR

The Berkeley Parkes Swinburne Recorder (BPSR) is a 13 beam digital filterbank capable of delivering 1024 channels of 8-bit data for use with the Parkes multibeam receiver.

CPSR2

The second Caltech Parkes Swinburne Recorder (CPSR2) is a 128 MHz baseband recorder with a 30-server supercomputing cluster that has been used in a variety of experiments.

DiFX

Our software correlator is used to process VLBI data for the Australian LBA.