The APS control system network

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The APS accelerator control system is a distributed system consisting of operator interfaces, a network, and computer-controlled interfaces to hardware. This implementation of a control system has come to be called the {open_quotes}Standard Model.{close_quotes} The operator interface is a UNDC-based workstation with an X-windows graphical user interface. The workstation may be located at any point on the facility network and maintain full functionality. The function of the network is to provide a generalized communication path between the host computers, operator workstations, input/output crates, and other hardware that comprise the control system. The crate or input/output controller (IOC) provides direct control ... continued below

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Sidorowicz, K.V. & McDowell, W.P. December 31, 1995.

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The APS accelerator control system is a distributed system consisting of operator interfaces, a network, and computer-controlled interfaces to hardware. This implementation of a control system has come to be called the {open_quotes}Standard Model.{close_quotes} The operator interface is a UNDC-based workstation with an X-windows graphical user interface. The workstation may be located at any point on the facility network and maintain full functionality. The function of the network is to provide a generalized communication path between the host computers, operator workstations, input/output crates, and other hardware that comprise the control system. The crate or input/output controller (IOC) provides direct control and input/output interfaces for each accelerator subsystem. The network is an integral part of all modem control systems and network performance will determine many characteristics of a control system. This paper will describe the overall APS network and examine the APS control system network in detail. Metrics are provided on the performance of the system under various conditions.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96004171

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  • International conference on accelerator and large experimental physics control systems, Chicago, IL (United States), 30 Oct - 3 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96004171
  • Report No.: ANL/ASD/CP--88466
  • Report No.: CONF-951036--17
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 196564
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668352

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Sidorowicz, K.V. & McDowell, W.P. The APS control system network, article, December 31, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668352/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.