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Paper: The OPUS Pipeline Toolkits
Volume: 125, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI
Page: 42
Authors: Boyer, C.; Choo, T. H.
Abstract: The OPUS pipeline, which employs a blackboard architecture, has been processing Hubble Space Telescope (HST) data for nearly a year. OPUS was designed for both reusability and extensibility, as well as portability to different platforms and projects. OPUS contains a toolkit of resource files and programs which provide the users with the ability to customize their own pipeline. ASCII resource files can be used to define the configuration of the system, and to add processes to the pipeline dynamically. The OPUS callable routines provide applications with even more flexible methods for interfacing with the OPUS blackboard. This paper will discuss how the OPUS toolkit---both the resource files and the software libraries---is used to configure an OPUS data processing pipeline.
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