The HyperCP data acquisition system

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For the HyperCP experiment at Fermilab, we have assembled a data acquisition system that records on up to 45 Exabyte 8505 tape drives in parallel at up to 17 MB/s. During the beam spill, data are acquired from the front-end digitization systems at {approx} 60 MB/s via five parallel data paths. The front-end systems achieve typical readout deadtime of {approx} 1 {micro}s per event, allowing operation at 75-kHz trigger rate with {approx_lt}30% deadtime. Event building and tapewriting are handled by 15 Motorola MVME167 processors in 5 VME crates.

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Kaplan, D.M. & Collaboration, E871 June 1, 1997.

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For the HyperCP experiment at Fermilab, we have assembled a data acquisition system that records on up to 45 Exabyte 8505 tape drives in parallel at up to 17 MB/s. During the beam spill, data are acquired from the front-end digitization systems at {approx} 60 MB/s via five parallel data paths. The front-end systems achieve typical readout deadtime of {approx} 1 {micro}s per event, allowing operation at 75-kHz trigger rate with {approx_lt}30% deadtime. Event building and tapewriting are handled by 15 Motorola MVME167 processors in 5 VME crates.

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  • 6. conference on electronics for particle physics, Chestnut Ridge, NY (United States), 28-29 May 1997

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  • Other: DE97054016
  • Report No.: FNAL/C--97/220-E
  • Report No.: CONF-970565--
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 572995
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695186

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Kaplan, D.M. & Collaboration, E871. The HyperCP data acquisition system, article, June 1, 1997; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695186/: accessed December 10, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.