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Masuda, T.

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TOAA03 Status of the X-Ray FEL Control System at SPring-8 50
  • T. Hirono, N. Hosoda, M. Ishii, T. Masuda, T. Matsushita, T. Ohata, M. T. Takeuchi, R. Tanaka, A. Yamashita
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken
  • M. K. Kitamura, H. Maesaka, Y. Otake, K. Shirasawa
    RIKEN Spring-8 Harima, Hyogo
  • T. Fukui
    RIKEN, Hyogo
  The X-ray FEL project at SPring-8 aims to build an X-ray lasing facility, which will generate brilliant coherent X-ray beams with wavelength of below 0.1nm. A combination of short-period in-vacuum undulators and an 8GeV high-gradient C-band linear accelerator makes the machine compact enough to fit into the SPring-8 1km-long beamline space. The machine commissioning will be started by March 2011. We designed the control system for the new machine based on the present SCSS test accelerator, which employs the MADOCA framework. The control system is based on the so-called “standard model” and composed of Linux-based operator consoles, database servers, Gigabit Ethernet, VMEbus system, and so on. The control system, also, has a synchronized data-taking scheme to achieve beam-based optics tuning. Most of the device control part is installed in water-cooled 19in. racks together with RF devices for temperature control, which guarantees stable RF phase control. This paper gives an overview of the project and describes the design of the control system. In addition, we briefly report the status of the SCSS test accelerator operated as a VUV-FEL user facility.  
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TPPA18 Application of a Virtualization Technology to VME Controllers 123
  • T. Fukui
    RIKEN Spring-8, Hyogo
  • T. Ohata, T. Masuda
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken
  The SPring-8 control framework MADOCA employs client-server architecture based on Sun RPC (Remote Procedure Call) for device control. An RPC server process named Equipment Manager (EM) is running on each VME controller operated by Solaris. It executes control commands from client applications one by one. As a simple approach to parallel (exactly concurrent) execution of the EM process, we apply the virtualization technology of Solaris Containers to VME controllers. Solaris Containers virtualizes operating system environment within the OS level. It consumes little disk space (~30 MB) to add a new virtual host. All the virtual hosts can access devices on the VME bus through a real host. We don’t need to modify the MADOCA framework and device drivers at all to run the EM process on the virtual host. Therefore, we can easily apply the virtualization technology to the VME controllers which don’t have enough disk space. The technology allows us not only to consolidate but also to logically partition the deployed VME controller. We will report some applications of Solaris Containers to the VME controllers, in particular from the viewpoint of the system performance and management.