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Lewis, W. K.

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WOAA02 Outsourcing, Insourcing, and Integration of Control Systems in the Australian Synchrotron 276
  • M. Clift, B. W. Karnaghan, W. K. Lewis, A. C. Starritt, R. I. Farnsworth
    ASP, Clayton, Victoria
  The Australian Synchrotron was built in less than four years and under budget with many subsystems outsourced. This presentation discussed some of the issues involved. It discusses the reasons for outsourcing, the approach taken, and some of the technical issues involved, including open source versus proprietary software, testing, training, collaboration, and source control. The importance of a solid engineering approach, specification, interface, systems design, and in-house ability are discussed. A discussion of engineering standards, both hardware and software, is presented. A balance of the positive and negative elements of the approach is put forward, and some suggestions for future projects run on similar lines are made.  
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