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MOPGF022 SIS18 Upgrade: The FAIR Compliant Renovation of the Data Acquisition System for Particle Detectors hardware, controls, detector, operation 1
  • R. Haseitl, H. Bräuning, T. Hoffmann, K. Lang, T. Milosic
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  In preparation of FAIR, several well-established beam instrumentation systems of the GSI heavy-ion synchrotron SIS18 and its connected high-energy beam transfer lines (HEBT) have to be modernized. In this contribution, the data acquisition upgrade of particle detectors such as ion chambers and plastic scintillators is described. This covers the replacement of an outdated custom-built readout- and control hardware by modern FMC (FPGA mezzanine card) based I/O hardware, new multi-channel high voltage power supplies and a new data acquisition system (DAQ) for the VME based scalers. The latter will replace the old Kylix-based ABLASS software by LASSIE (Large Analog Signal and Scaling Information Environment) to fit into the new FAIR control system concept. LASSIE is based on FESA (Front End Software Architecture). FESA was originally developed by CERN and enhanced by GSI-specific modifications. Furthermore, the new particle detector DAQ will be able to take full advantage of the new FAIR timing system which is based on the White Rabbit protocol.  
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MOPGF065 Motion Control on the Max IV Soft X-Ray Beamlines With Tango and Sardana controls, GUI, TANGO, interface 1
  • M. Lindberg, J. Forsberg, L. Kjellsson, A.M. Milan, C. Sathe, P. Sjöblom, S. Urpelainen
    MAX-lab, Lund, Sweden
  MAX IV Laboratory, a synchrotron facility in Lund, has selected TANGO as the control system framework for the entire facility. On the beamlines that are being built the Python-based SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system Sardana will be used for experimental control. SPECIES, one out of eight new soft X-ray beamlines, is used as a test bench for evaluating the chosen standards. Sardana is used to control the energy setting of the PGM (plane grating monochromator) as well as to provide macros and other utilities for the user. Generic Taurus GUIs and a SVG-synoptic give the user a way to interact with the control system and display relevant information. The standardized graphical interfaces give a familiar look and feel across the entire facility. All motorized axes are controlled with the IcePAP motion controller. For the axes of the PGM, the IcePAP driver operates in hardware closed loop. Special care is taken in order to avoid slow and inaccurate movements of the PGM energy due to the non-linear relationship between the motors and the angular encoders.  
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MOPGF087 TPS Booster Tune Measurement System booster, injection, dipole, kicker 1
  • P.C. Chiu, Y.-S. Cheng, K.T. Hsu, K.H. Hu, C.Y. Liao
    NSRRC, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  The TPS is a state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facility featuring ultra-high photon brightness with extremely low emittance. Its Booster has 6 FODO cells which include 7 BD dipoles with 1.6 m long and 2 BH dipoles with 0.8 m long in each cell. After magnetization of stainless steel vacuum chamber of the booster were identified and then dismantled, annealed, and re-installed, the electron beam energy of the Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) in the booster ring has ramped to 3 GeV in a week. The booster tune correction during ramping is one of the main reasons why the booster commissioning progress is so fast. In this paper the summarized the booster tune monitor system will be summarised  
MOPGF150 Improving SOLEIL Computing Operation with a Service-Oriented Approach software, operation, controls, interface 1
  • A. Buteau, G. Abeillé, B. Gagey
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • J.C. Fouquet
    JCF, PARIS, France
  SOLEIL Computing division continuously needs to enhance its operational activities and minimize the workload of IT groups because IT performances directly impacts accelerators and beamlines operations in a context of an increase of the overall technical and organizational complexity. The Control & Data Acquisition group changed in 2013 it internal projects and support organization toward a service-oriented approach. This promising first step pointed out that enhancing the service delivered to our customers required to agree with them on a common vocabulary, on semantics and on operational processes. The ITIL* methodology appeared then as very good starting point to this purpose. This paper will describe the overall vision of our project 'Improving IT operation with a service oriented approach' and will detail the first ITIL operational processes we have adopted and how it helped us clarifying roles and responsibilities within our IT organization. In order to conclude the paper will give perspectives of using ITIL practices to enhance operational practices of other technical groups which activities strongly impact the service delivered to SOLEIL end users.
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WED3O01 MASSIVE: an HPC Collaboration to Underpin Synchrotron Science experiment, software, real-time, scattering 1
  • W.J. Goscinski
    Monash University, Faculty of Science, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • K. Bambery, C.J. Hall, A. Maksimenko, S. Panjikar, D. Paterson, C.G. Ryan, M. Tobin
    ASCo, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • C.U. Felzmann
    SLSA, Clayton, Australia
  • C. Hines, P. McIntosh
    Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  • D.A. Thompson
    CSIRO ATNF, Epping, Australia
  MASSIVE is the Australian specialised High Performance Computing facility for imaging and visualisation. The project is a collaboration between Monash University, Australian Synchrotron and CSIRO. MASSIVE underpins a range of advanced instruments, with a particular focus on Australian Synchrotron beamlines. This paper will report on the outcomes of the MASSIVE project since 2011, in particular focusing on instrument integration, and interactive access. MASSIVE has developed a unique capability that supports an increasing number of researchers generating and processing instrument data. The facility runs an instrument integration program to help facilities move data to an HPC environment and provide in-experiment data processing. This capability is best demonstrated at the Imaging and Medical Beamline where fast CT reconstruction and visualisation is now essential to performing effective experiments. The MASSIVE Desktop provides an easy method for researchers to begin using HPC, and is now an essential tool for scientists working with large datasets, including large images and other types of instrument data.  
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WEM303 Virtualisation within the Control System Environment at the Australian Synchrotron controls, EPICS, hardware, network 1
  • C.U. Felzmann, N. Hobbs, A. C. Starritt
    SLSA, Clayton, Australia
  Virtualisation technologies significantly improve efficiency and availability of computing services while reducing the total cost of ownership. Real-time computing environments used in distributed control systems require special consideration when it comes to server and application virtualisation. The EPICS environment at the Australian Synchrotron comprises more than 500 interconnected physical devices; their virtualisation holds great potential for reducing risk and maintenance. An overview of the approach taken by the Australian Synchrotron, the involved hardware and software technologies as well as the configuration of the virtualisation eco-system is presented, including the challenges, experiences and lessons learnt.  
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WEPGF037 Data Lifecycle in Large Experimental Physics Facilities: The Approach of the Synchrotron ELETTRA and the Free Electron Laser FERMI operation, experiment, data-analysis, electron 1
  • F. Billè, R. Borghes, F. Brun, V. Chenda, A. Curri, V. Duic, D. Favretto, G. Kourousias, M. Lonza, M. Prica, R. Pugliese, M. Scarcia, M. Turcinovich
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  Often the producers of Big Data face the emerging problem of Data Deluge. Nevertheless experimental facilities such as synchrotrons and free electron lasers may have additional requirements, mostly related to the necessity of managing the access for thousands of scientists. A complete data lifecycle describes the seamless path that joins distinct IT tasks such as experiment proposal management, user accounts, data acquisition and analysis, archiving, cataloguing and remote access. This paper presents the data lifecycle of the synchrotron ELETTRA and the free electron laser FERMI. With the focus on data access, the Virtual Unified Office (VUO) is presented. It is a core element in scientific proposal management, user information DB, scientific data oversight and remote access. Eventually are discussed recent developments of the beamline software, that holds the key role to data and metadata acquisition but also requires integration with the rest of the system components in order to provide data cataloging, data archiving and remote access. The scope of this paper is to disseminate the current status of a complete data lifecycle, discuss key issues and hint on the future directions.  
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WEPGF049 The Unified Anka Archiving System - a Powerful Wrapper to Scada Systems Like Tango and Wincc Oa controls, database, TANGO, synchrotron-radiation 1
  • D. Haas, S.A. Chilingaryan, A. Kopmann, W. Mexner, D. Ressmann
    KIT, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  ANKA realized a new unified archiving system for the typical synchrotron control systems by integrating their logging databases into the "Advanced Data Extraction Infrastructure" (ADEI). ANKA's control system environment is heterogeneous: some devices are integrated into the Tango archiving system, other sensors are logged by the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system WinCC OA. For both systems modules exist to configure the pool of sensors to be archived in the individual control system databases. ADEI has been developed to provide a unified data access layer for large time-series data sets. It supports internal data processing, caching, data aggregation and fast visualization in the web. Intelligent caching strategies ensure fast access even to huge data sets stored in the attached data sources like SQL databases. With its data abstraction layer the new ANKA archiving system is the foundation for automated monitoring while keeping the freedom to integrate nearly any control system flavor. The ANKA archiving system has been introduced successfully at three beamlines. It is operating stable since about one year and it is intended to extend it to the whole facility.  
poster icon Poster WEPGF049 [1.066 MB]  
WEPGF056 Flyscan: a Fast and Multi-technique Data Acquisition Platform for the SOLEIL Beamlines TANGO, hardware, network, detector 1
  • N. Leclercq, J. Bisou, F. Blache, F. Langlois, S. Lê, K. Medjoubi, C. Mocuta, S. Poirier
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  SOLEIL is continuously optimizing its 29 beamlines in order to provide its users with state of the art synchrotron radiation based experimental techniques. Among the topics addressed by the related transversal projects, the enhancement of the computing tools is identified as a high priority task. In this area, the aim is to optimize the beam time usage providing the users with a fast, simultaneous and multi-technique scanning platform. The concrete implementation of this general concept allows the users to acquire more data in the same amount of beam time. The present paper provides the reader with an overview of so call 'Flyscan' project currently under deployment at SOLEIL. It notably details a solution in which an unbounded number of distributed actuators and sensors share a common trigger clock and deliver their data into temporary files. The latter are immediately merged into common file(s) in order to make the whole experiment data available for on-line processing and visualization. Some application examples are also commented in order to illustrate the advantages of the Flyscan approach.  
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WEPGF059 The Australian Store. Synchrotron Data Management Service for Macromolecular Crystallography data-management, experiment, interface, operation 1
  • G.R. Meyer, S. Androulakis, P.J. Bertling, A.M. Buckle, W.J. Goscinski, D. Groenewegen, C. Hines, A. Kannan, S. McGowan, S.M. Quenette, J. Rigby, P. Splawa-Neyman, J.M. Wettenhall
    Monash University, Clayton, Australia
  • D. Aragao, T. Caradoc-Davies, N. Mudie
    SLSA, Clayton, Australia
  • C.S. Bond
    University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
  Store. Synchrotron is a service for management and publication of diffraction data from the macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamlines of the Australian Synchrotron. Since the start of the development, in 2013, the service has handled over 51.8 TB of raw data (~ 4.1 million files). Raw data and autoprocessing results are made available securely via the web and SFTP so experimenters can sync it to their labs for further analysis. With the goal of becoming a large public repository of raw diffraction data, a guided publishing workflow which optionally captures discipline specific information was built. The MX-specific workflow links PDB coordinates from the PDB to raw data. An optionally embargoed DOI is created for convenient citation. This repository will be a valuable tool for crystallography software developers. To support complex projects, integration of other instruments such as microscopes is underway. We developed an application that captures any data from instrument computers, enabling centralised data management without the need for custom ingestion workflows. The next step is to integrate the hosted data with interactive processing and analysis tools on virtual desktops.  
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WEPGF063 Developing HDF5 for the Synchrotron Community detector, software, operation, experiment 1
  • N.P. Rees
    DLS, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • H.R. Billich
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • A. Götz
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  • Q. Koziol, E. Pourmal
    The HDF Group, Champaign, Illinois, USA
  • M. Rissi
    DECTRIS Ltd., Baden, Switzerland
  • E. Wintersberger
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  HDF5 and NeXus (which normally uses HDF5 as its underlying format) have been widely touted as a standard for storing Photon and Neutron data. They offer many advantages to other common formats and are widely used at many facilities. However, it has been found that the existing implementations of these standards have limited the performance of some recent detector systems. This paper describes how the synchrotron light source community has worked closely with The HDF Group to drive changes to the HDF5 software to make it more suitable for their environment. This includes developments managed by a detector manufacturer (Dectris - for direct chunk writes) as well as synchrotrons (DESY, ESRF and Diamond - for pluggable filters, Single Writer/Multiple Reader and Virtual Data Sets).  
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WEPGF119 Bunch to Bucket Transfer System for FAIR target, kicker, timing, cavity 1
  • J.N. Bai
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • R. Bär, D. Beck, O.K. Kester, D. Ondreka, C. Prados, W.W. Terpstra
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • T. Ferrand
    TEMF, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  For the FAIR accelerator complex, synchronization of the bunch to bucket (B2B) transfer will be realized by the General Machine Timing system and the Low-Level RF system. Based on these two systems, both synchronization methods, the phase shift and the frequency beating method, are available for the B2B transfer system for FAIR. This system is capable to realize the B2B transfer within 10ms and the precision better than 1 degree for ions over the whole range of stable isotopes. At first, this system will be used for the transfer from the SIS18 to the SIS100. It will then be extended to all transfers at the FAIR accelerator facility. This paper introduces the synchronization methods and concentrates on the standard procedures and the functional blocks of the B2B transfer system.  
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