The data processing system for the LOFAR Chilbolton station is being developed by Oxford University. When complete, it will be a large system with multiple server and control computers as well as a small cluster of GPU blades to do the heavy-duty number crunching. As part of the initial commissioning work, a small part of the final system is set up temporarily in the comms room at the Chilbolton Observatory, in order to test the system.
Caption : Aris Karastergiou (left) and Alan Doo at work on the installation of the two GPU blades in the rack on the left. The tangled bundles of cables on the right are NOT part of the LOFAR system!