Experience using EPICS on PC platforms

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The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) has been widely adopted in the accelerator community. Although EPICS is available on many platforms, the majority of implementations have used UNIX workstations as clients, and VME- or VXI-based processors for distributed input output controllers. Recently, a significant portion of EPICS has been ported to personal computer (PC) hardware platforms running Microsoft`s operating systems, and also Wind River System`s real time vxWorks operating system. This development should significantly reduce the cost of deploying EPICS systems, and the prospect of using EPICS together with the many high quality commercial components available for PC ... continued below

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Hill, J.O. & Kasemire, K.U. March 1, 1998.

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The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) has been widely adopted in the accelerator community. Although EPICS is available on many platforms, the majority of implementations have used UNIX workstations as clients, and VME- or VXI-based processors for distributed input output controllers. Recently, a significant portion of EPICS has been ported to personal computer (PC) hardware platforms running Microsoft`s operating systems, and also Wind River System`s real time vxWorks operating system. This development should significantly reduce the cost of deploying EPICS systems, and the prospect of using EPICS together with the many high quality commercial components available for PC platforms is also encouraging. A hybrid system using both PC and traditional platforms is currently being implemented at LANL for LEDA, the low energy demonstration accelerator under construction as part of the Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) project. To illustrate these developments the authors compare their recent experience deploying a PC-based EPICS system with experience deploying similar systems based on traditional (UNIX-hosted) EPICS hardware and software platforms.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98004392

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  • 1997 international conference on accelerator and large experimental physics control systems, Beijing (China), 3-9 Nov 1997

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  • Other: DE98004392
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-4973
  • Report No.: CONF-971171--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 645578
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691349

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Hill, J.O. & Kasemire, K.U. Experience using EPICS on PC platforms, article, March 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691349/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.