|EPICS Test Installation [message #558 is a reply to message #284]
||Mon, 07 June 2004 13:40
Registered: January 2004
Location: GSI - SB2 2.256
IŽd like to present my planned roadmap to provide an EPICS test installation at GSI.
Refer to the EPICS Homepage, http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/index.php for details information about EPICS.
- Download of software
Download of software to the GSI Linux Cluster and unzip.
- Build for targets and create a IOC demo application
I have an ELTEC e7 available in a VME crate in out lab to run the IOC with vxWorks.
The combination of vxWorks on ELTEC e7 is used in the HDAES experiment. There are a lot of application running. Refer to http://www-hades.gsi.de/scs for details.
We could use our Linux group server to run an IOC with Linux.
We could use our Lab-PC to run an IOC with Windows.
We have to select a supported board to start with RTEMS. Later we would try to run it on ELTEC e7, too.
- Create coresponding host applications
- Graphical User interface
- Motif Editor and Display Manager, MEDM
Exeed, a commercial Motif library, is needed to used MEDM also with Windows.
The LabVIEW Shared Memory Interface to EPICS IOC is recommened, since the ActiveX Interface is depricated.
- Alarm Handler, ADT, ALH
- Archiver, AR
- Buckup and Restore, BURT
- IOC Database Management Tools
- Orcale DB Interface
This test installation could then later be used as starting point for real experiment controls.