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The CMS Tracker Control System

Sep 3, 2007, 8:00 AM
10h 10m
Victoria, Canada

Victoria, Canada

Board: 18
poster Online Computing Poster 1


Lorenzo Masetti (CERN)


The Tracker Control System (TCS) is a distributed control software to operate 2000 power supplies for the silicon modules of the CMS Tracker and monitor its environmental sensors. TCS must thus be able to handle 10^4 power supply parameters, 10^3 environmental probes from the Programmable Logic Controllers of the Tracker Safety System (TSS), 10^5 parameters read via DAQ from the DCUs in all front end hybrids and from CCUs in all control groups. TCS is built on top of an industrial SCADA program (PVSS) extended with a framework developed at CERN (JCOP) and used by all LHC experiments. The logical partitioning of the detector is reflected in the hierarchical structure of the TCS, where commands move down to the individual hardware devices, while states are reported up to the root which is interfaced to the broader CMS control system. The system computes and continuously monitors the mean and maximum values of critical parameters and updates the percentage of currently operating hardware. Automatic procedures switch off selected parts of the detector using detailed granularity and avoiding widespread TSS intervention.
Submitted on behalf of Collaboration (ex, BaBar, ATLAS) CMS Tracker DCS

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