Author: Koning, P.
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WEAR02 Adaptations to COVID-19: How Working Remotely Has Made Teams Work Efficiently Together 550
  • R. Lacuata, B. Blackwell, G.K. Brunton, M. Fedorov, M.S. Flegel, D.J. Koning, P. Koning, S.L. Townsend, J. Wang
    LLNL, Livermore, USA
  Funding: This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.
The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world’s largest 192 laser beam system for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) experiments. The NIF’s Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS) team conducts quarterly software releases, with two to three patches in between. Each of these software upgrades consists of deployment, regression testing, and a test shot. All of these are done with the team members inside the NIF control room. In addition, the NIF ICCS database team also performs the Database Installation and Verification Procedure dry run before each software upgrade. This is to anticipate any issue that may arise on the day of the release, prepare a solution for it, and make sure that the database part of the upgrade will be completed within the allotted time slot. This talk is about how the NIF ICCS software teams adapted when the LLNL workforce began working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These adaptations led to a better and more efficient way of conducting the NIF ICCS software upgrades.
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About • Received ※ 12 October 2021       Accepted ※ 09 February 2022       Issue date ※ 15 March 2022  
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