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Mark6 in DiFX
This page is to collect some notes about support of Mark6 in DiFX.
Things that been put into place
The following are available on trunk and are expected to be part of the DiFX 2.5 release
vex2difx support of multiple datastreams per antenna
vdifio recognizes native Mark6 format (VDIF with additional formatting for gather reconstruction
vdifio can “gather” from mounted Mark6 module(s)
mpifxcorr can directly correlate mounted Mark6 modules. Details will be added here shortly…
mark6sg package including scatter/gather library and several utilities: mk6copy, m6sg_gather, m6sg_blocknrs, and fuseMk6
mpifxcorr: pulse cal extraction assumption of nAntenna = nBaseline fixed
mk5daemon: takes care of module mounting upon keyturn. Sends out multicast that can be digested e.g. by mk6mon
mk6mon: like mk5mon displays messages received from the mk5daemons running on Mark6 machines.
Things that need to or should be done
* some sort of auto-mounting mark6 daemon
* mk5daemon / difxmessage support for Mark6 status monitoring (HR work in progress)