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Title Web Based Visualization Tools for Epics Embedded Systems: An Application to Belle2
  • G. Tortone, A. Anastasio, V. Izzo
    INFN-Napoli, Napoli, Italy
  • A. Aloisio, F. Di Capua, R. Giordano
    University of Naples, Napoli, Italy
  • F. Ameli
    INFN-Roma1, Rome, Italy
  • P. Branchini
    roma3, Rome, Italy
Abstract Common EPICS visualization tools include standalone Graphical User Interface [*] or archiving applications [**] that are not suitable to create custom web dashboards from IOC published PVs. The solution proposed in this work is a data publishing architecture based on three open-source components: - Collectd: a very popular data collection daemon with a specialized plugin developed to fetch EPICS PVs; - InfluxDB: a Time Series DataBase (TSDB) that provides an high performance datastore written specifically for time series data; - Grafana: a web application for time series analytics and visualization able to query data from different datasources. A live demo will be provided showing flexibility and user friendliness of such developed solution. As a case study, we show the environment developed and deployed in the Belle2 experiment at KEK Laboratory (Tsukuba, Japan) to monitor data from the endcap calorimeter during the installation phase.
Footnotes & References * K.Kasemir, Control System Studio Applications, Proc. of ICALEPCS 2007, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
** M.Shankar et al., The EPICS Archiver Appliance, Proc. of ICALEPCS 2015, Melbourne, Australia
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Poster Session
Date 12-Oct-17   16:45–19:00
Main Classification User Interfaces and User eXperience (UX)
Keywords ion, EPICS, controls, database, network
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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