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EPICS Test Installation [message #558 is a reply to message #284] Mon, 07 June 2004 13:40 Go to previous message
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Registered: January 2004
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From: depc154.gsi.de
Hello,
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.

  1. Download of software Download of software to the GSI Linux Cluster and unzip.
  2. Build for targets and create a IOC demo application
    1. vxWorks 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.
    2. Linux We could use our Linux group server to run an IOC with Linux.
    3. Windows We could use our Lab-PC to run an IOC with Windows.
    4. RTEMS We have to select a supported board to start with RTEMS. Later we would try to run it on ELTEC e7, too.
  3. Create coresponding host applications
    1. Graphical User interface
      1. Motif Editor and Display Manager, MEDM Exeed, a commercial Motif library, is needed to used MEDM also with Windows.
      2. LabVIEW The LabVIEW Shared Memory Interface to EPICS IOC is recommened, since the ActiveX Interface is depricated.
    2. Alarm Handler, ADT, ALH
    3. Archiver, AR
    4. Buckup and Restore, BURT
    5. IOC Database Management Tools
    6. Orcale DB Interface

This test installation could then later be used as starting point for real experiment controls.

Regards Holger
 
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