The vaxonline software system at fermilab

V. White, P. Heinicke, E. Borman, P. Constanta-Fanourakis, B. MacKinnon, C. Moore, T. Nicinski, D. Petravick, R. Pordes, L. Quigg

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The VAXONLINE software system, started in late 1984, is now in use at 12 experiments at Fermilab, with at least one VAX or MicroVax. Data acquisition features now provide for the collection and combination of data from one or more sources, via a list-driven Event Builder program. Supported sources include CAMAC, FASTBUS, Front-end PDP-11’s, Disk, Tape, DECnet and other processors running VAXONLINE. This paper describes the functionality provided by the VAXONLINE system, gives performance figures and discusses the ongoing program of enhancements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-767
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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