Surveying software technology for accelerator control systems
2008 (English)In: PCaPAC 2008 - International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls, Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW) , 2008, 16-18 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Virtually all accelerator based research facilities nowadays use a mixture of software libraries, tools, protocols and development techniques to address the facilities' various control system* requirements efficiently. Many of these technologies are open-source and shared between laboratories to various extents. Motivated by the planning of MAX-lab's new light source project, the MAX IV facility, we have conducted a state-of-the-art survey of these technologies, which will serve as a knowledge base for upcoming design decisions. This paper provides a summary of the topics and conclusions of our survey. In this scope the survey compares software technologies with respect to user features (scientific analysis and operation requirements), quality requirements (integration, performance, services, reliability, security, safety), and other issues. Control system design goals are beneficial long-term effects on future improvements, development costs and maintenance costs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW) , 2008. 16-18 p.
Control systems, Knowledge based systems, Light sources, Open source software, Particle accelerators, Personal computers, Reliability analysis, Software engineering, Software reliability, Surveys, Virtual addresses, Accelerator control systems, Development technique, Future improvements, Quality requirements, Research facilities, Scientific analysis, Software libraries, Software technology
Other Engineering and Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-164369ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902145058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-164369DiVA: diva2:805790
7th International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls, PCaPAC 2008, 20 October 2008 through 23 October 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia
QC 201504162015-04-162015-04-162015-04-16Bibliographically approved