The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is an exascale radio telescope presenting grand scientific collaboration and data-processing challenges. The SKA, driven by computational workflows, poses unique challenges to scientists who must reconcile observational science with extreme-scale computing. Motivated by the reproducibility crisis and the SKA's imminent construction, we frame computational workflows as a tool facilitating reproducible science, formally defining hardware, scale, and software agnostic workflow reproducibility tests. A blockchain-inspired implementation of these tests provides an amortised constant-time method to verify the scientific quality of computational workflows, ensuring the quest to enable truly reproducible science is itself a scientific endeavour.
|Award date||15 Oct 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|