High Availability Instrumentation Packaging Standards for the ILC and Detectors

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ILC designers are exploring new packaging standards for Accelerator Controls and Instrumentation, particularly high-speed serial interconnect systems for intelligent instruments versus the existing parallel backplanes of VME, VXI and CAMAC. The High Availability Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) system is a new industrial open standard designed to withstand single-point hardware or software failures. The standard crate, controller, applications module and sub-modules are being investigated. All modules and sub-modules are hot-swappable. A single crate is designed for a data throughput in communications applications of 2 Tb/s and an Availability of 0.99999, which translates into a downtime of five minutes per year. ... continued below

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Downing, R. W. & Larsen, R. S. November 30, 2006.

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ILC designers are exploring new packaging standards for Accelerator Controls and Instrumentation, particularly high-speed serial interconnect systems for intelligent instruments versus the existing parallel backplanes of VME, VXI and CAMAC. The High Availability Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) system is a new industrial open standard designed to withstand single-point hardware or software failures. The standard crate, controller, applications module and sub-modules are being investigated. All modules and sub-modules are hot-swappable. A single crate is designed for a data throughput in communications applications of 2 Tb/s and an Availability of 0.99999, which translates into a downtime of five minutes per year. The ILC is planning to develop HA architectures for controls, beam instrumentation and detector systems.

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  • Presented at 2006 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS), Medical Imaging Conference (MIC) and 15th International Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop, San Diego, California, 29 Oct - 4 Nov 2006

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Downing, R. W. & Larsen, R. S. High Availability Instrumentation Packaging Standards for the ILC and Detectors, article, November 30, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890244/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.