Migrating the star slow controls system to PC's

J. Fujita, Y. Gorbunov, M. Cherney, W. Waggoner, J. Burns, M. Brnicky, R. Thomen

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Abstract

The STAR (Solenoidal Tracker At RHIC) experiment located at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been studying relativistic heavy ion collisions since it began operation in the summer of 2000. An EPICS-based hardware controls system monitors the detector's 40000 operating parameters. The system initially used VME processors to communicate with sub-system based sensors over a variety of field busses. The system is being revised transferring user displays from Sun Workstations to PC's and replacing aging VME processors with PC's. The first subsystems were replaced during the Spring and Summer of 2006. The new hardware has been implemented in a way that it can operate in parallel with the existing hardware and software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages15-16
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event6th International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls, PCaPAC 2006 - Newport News, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2006Oct 27 2006

Conference

Conference6th International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls, PCaPAC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNewport News
Period10/24/0610/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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