Next generation epics interface to abstract data.

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The set of externally visible properties associated with process variables in the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is predefined in the EPICS base distribution and is therefore not extensible by plug-compatible applications. We believe that this approach, while practical for early versions of the system with a smaller user base, is now severely limiting expansion of the high-level application tool set for EPICS. To eliminate existing barriers, we propose a new C++ based interface to abstract containerized data. This paper describes the new interface, its application to message passing in distributed systems, its application to direct communication between ... continued below

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Hill, J. O. (Jeffrey O.) & Lange, R. (Ralph) January 1, 2001.

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The set of externally visible properties associated with process variables in the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is predefined in the EPICS base distribution and is therefore not extensible by plug-compatible applications. We believe that this approach, while practical for early versions of the system with a smaller user base, is now severely limiting expansion of the high-level application tool set for EPICS. To eliminate existing barriers, we propose a new C++ based interface to abstract containerized data. This paper describes the new interface, its application to message passing in distributed systems, its application to direct communication between tightly coupled programs co-resident in an address space, and its paramount position in an emerging role for EPICS -- the integration of dissimilar systems.

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  • Submitted to: ICALEPSC 2001, San Jose, CA, November 27-30, 2001

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-6172
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 975859
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Hill, J. O. (Jeffrey O.) & Lange, R. (Ralph). Next generation epics interface to abstract data., article, January 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929013/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.