Author: Davidsaver, M.A.
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TUZZPLM3 The EPICS Software Framework Moves from Controls to Physics 1216
  • G.R. White, M.V. Shankar
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • T.M. Cobb
    DLS, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • L.R. Dalesio, M.A. Davidsaver
    Osprey DCS LLC, Ocean City, USA
  • S.M. Hartman, K.-U. Kasemir, M.R. Pearson, K. Vodopivec
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • D.G. Hickin
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
  • A.N. Johnson, M.L. Rivers, G. Shen, S. Veseli
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • H. Junkes
    FHI, Berlin, Germany
  • M.G. Konrad, G. Shen
    FRIB, East Lansing, USA
  • T. Korhonen
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
  • M.R. Kraimer
    Self Employment, Private address, USA
  • R. Lange
    ITER Organization, St. Paul lez Durance, France
  • M. Sekoranja
    Cosylab, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • K. Shroff
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • D. Zimoch
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS), is an open-source software framework for high-performance distributed control, and is at the heart of many of the world’s large accelerators and telescopes. Recently, EPICS has undergone a major revision, with the aim of better computing supporting for the next generation of machines and analytical tools. Many new data types, such as matrices, tables, images, and statistical descriptions, plus users’ own data types, now supplement the simple scalar and waveform types of the former EPICS. New computational architectures for scientific computing have been added for high-performance data processing services and pipelining. Python and Java bindings have enabled powerful new user interfaces. The result has been that controls are now being integrated with modelling and simulation, machine learning, enterprise databases, and experiment DAQs. We introduce this new EPICS (version 7) from the perspective of accelerator physics and review early adoption cases in accelerators around the world.  
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About • paper received ※ 14 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 23 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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