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Sliwinski, W.

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WOPA03 LHC Software Architecture [LSA] – Evolution Toward LHC Beam Commissioning 307
  • S. Deghaye, M. Lamont, L. Mestre, M. Misiowiec, W. Sliwinski, G. Kruk
    CERN, Geneva
  The LHC Software Architecture (LSA) project will provide homogenous application software to operate the Super Proton Synchrotron accelerator (SPS), its transfer lines, and the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). It has been already successfully used in 2005 and 2006 to operate the Low Energy Ion Ring accelerator (LEIR), SPS and LHC transfer lines, replacing the existing old software. This paper presents an overview of the architecture, the status of current development and future plans. The system is entirely written in Java and it is using the Spring Framework, an open-source lightweight container for Java platform, taking advantage of dependency injection (DI), aspect oriented programming (AOP) and provided services like transactions or remote access. Additionally, all LSA applications can run in 2-tier mode as well as in 3-tier mode; thus the system joins benefits of 3-tier architecture with ease of development and testability of 2-tier applications. Today, the architecture of the system is very stable. Nevertheless, there are still several areas where the current domain model needs to be extended in order to satisfy requirements of LHC operation.  
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RPPB05 Applying Agile Project Management for Accelerator Controls Software 612
  • N. Stapley, W. Sliwinski
    CERN, Geneva
  Developing accelerator controls software is a challenging task requiring not only a thorough knowledge of the different aspects of particle accelerator operations, but also application of good development practices and robust project management tools. Thus, there was a demand for a complete environment for both developing and deploying accelerator controls software, as well as the tools to manage the whole software life cycle. As an outcome, a versatile development process was formulated, covering the controls software life cycle from the inception phase up to the release and deployment of the deliverables. A development environment was created providing management tools that standardize the common infrastructure for all the concerned projects; help to organize work within project teams; ease the process of versioning and releasing; and provide an easy integration of the test procedures and quality assurance reports. Change management and issue tracking are integrated with the development process and supported by the dedicated tools. This approach was successfully applied for all the new controls software for LEIR, SPS, LHC, injection lines, and CNGS extraction.