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Ravenel, N.

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TOPB02 Improvement of Tore Supra Real Time Processing Capability Using Remote PCs 262
  • B. Guillerminet, F. Leroux, D. Molina, N. Ravenel, P. H. Moreau
    EURATOM-CEA, St Paul Lez Durance
  The Tore Supra tokamak is the largest superconducting magnetic fusion facility. Its real time measurements and control system is designed to deal with continuous acquisition during the plasma discharge, fast acquisition (sampling frequency up to 4 GHz) and Real Time (RT) data processing. The simultaneous control of an increasing number of plasma parameters aiming at tokamak operations in a fully steady state regime makes fast acquisitions and RT data processing more and more de-manding. The Tore Supra Data Acquisition System (DAS) is based mainly on VME bus acquisition units using Lynx OS 3.1 as operating system. Some units are not able any more to handle in parallel the data flow rate (about 100ko/s increasing up to 6Mo/s during fast acquisition phase) and the RT processing. Furthermore, the time delay between two fast acquisition phases must be reduced to be able to catch fast plasma events. To cope with these needs, the data processing capability has been enhanced while preserving the existing acquisition system. A new DAS layer containing Linux-PC has been implemented. The link between the Lynx-OS layer and the Linux layer is ensured by a 100-Mbps Ethernet link.