Uniform remote control of front end processors in PAN-DA

David Berg, Eileen Berman, Bryan MacKinnon, Tom Nicinski, Gene Oleynik, Donald L Petravick, Ruth Pordes, Gary Sergey, David Slimmer, Jonathan Streets, Vicky White

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Abstract

The PAN-DA data acquisition software system encompasses support for a variety of front end processors including the Struck General Purpose Master (GPM), the Fermilab Smart Crate Controller (FSCC), and the Motorola MVME133-A VME single board computer. PAN-DA provides support for the remote control of these processors through its Remote Procedure Execution (RPX) software. This software runs over serial lines, and in some PAN-DA environments, over the Ethernet and TCP/IP as well. Experiments E791 and E771 have successfully used RPX software in both FSCC software development and data collection during the 1990-1991 fixed target run at Fermilab. RPX software has facilitated development and testing of the Fermilab Silicon Strip Detector readout system, for which the FSCC is an integral component. RPX based control and monitoring of the GPM and the MVME133-A are essential parts of the PAN-DA data acquisition system used by E687 and E773 during the 1990-1991 run.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Seventh Conf Real Time 91 Computer Appl Nucl Part Plasma Phys
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages458-461
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780304586
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Seventh Conference Real Time '91 on Computer Applications in Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics - Juelich, Ger
Duration: Jun 24 1991Jun 28 1991

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OtherIEEE Seventh Conference Real Time '91 on Computer Applications in Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
CityJuelich, Ger
Period6/24/916/28/91

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    Berg, D., Berman, E., MacKinnon, B., Nicinski, T., Oleynik, G., Petravick, D. L., Pordes, R., Sergey, G., Slimmer, D., Streets, J., & White, V. (1992). Uniform remote control of front end processors in PAN-DA. In IEEE Seventh Conf Real Time 91 Computer Appl Nucl Part Plasma Phys (pp. 458-461). Publ by IEEE.