Upgrade of the ATLAS Control and Configuration Software for Run 2

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1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun Okinawa, Japan 904-0495
poster presentation Track1: Online computing


Dr Giuseppe Avolio (CERN)


The ATLAS data acquisition (DAQ) system is controlled and configured via a software infrastructure that takes care of coherently orchestrating the data taking. While the overall architecture, established at the end of the 90’s, has proven to be solid and flexible, many software components have undergone a complete redesign or re-implementation in 2013/2014 in order to fold-in the additional requirements that appeared in the course of LHC’s Run 1, to profit from new technologies and to re-factorise and cleanup software. This paper describes the approach that was taken to plan, organise and carry out this software upgrade project. It highlights the main technical choices that have guided the overall work, describes the major achievements and outlines how the control and configuration software may be further improved or re-shaped in the future.

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Alejandro Santos (Universidad Nacional de La Plata (AR)) Alina Corso Radu (University of California Irvine (US)) Andrei Kazarov (B.P. Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute - PNPI () Andrew James Lankford (University of California Irvine (US)) Diana Scannicchio (University of California Irvine (US)) Florian Laurent (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH)) Gabriel Anders (CERN) Giovanna Lehmann Miotto (CERN) Dr Gokhan Unel (University of California Irvine (US)) Igor Aleksandrov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)) Mr Igor Soloviev (University of California Irvine (US)) Jose Seixas (Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro (BR)) Julio De Castro Vargas Fernandes (Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro (BR)) Luca Magnoni (CERN) Lykourgos Papaevgeniou (University of Athens (GR)) Maria Teresa Dova (Universidad Nacional de La Plata (AR)) Mihai Caprini (IFIN-HH Bucharest (RO)) Nikolai Klopov (Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)) Serguei Oleshko (B.P. Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute - PNPI () Vladislav Kotov (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (RU)) Yoshiji Yasu (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (JP)) Prof. Yury Ryabov (B.P. Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute - PNPI ()

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