Jun 9 – 15, 2018
Woodlands Conference Center
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Flexible and Scalable Data-Acquisition Using the artdaq Toolkit

Jun 14, 2018, 9:40 AM
Woodlands Conference Center

Woodlands Conference Center

159 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Oral presentation DAQ 2


Eric Flumerfelt (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)


The Real-Time Systems Engineering Department of the Scientific Computing Division at Fermilab is developing a flexible, scalable, and powerful data-acquisition (DAQ) toolkit which serves the needs of experiments from bench-top hardware tests to large high-energy physics experiments. The toolkit provides data transport and event building capabilities with the option for experimenters to inject art analysis code at key points in the DAQ for filtering or monitoring. The toolkit also provides configuration management, run control, and low-level hardware communication utilities. Firmware blocks for several common data acquisition boards are provided, allowing experimenters to approach the DAQ from a higher level. A fully-functional DAQ “solution” of the toolkit is provided in otsdaq, sacrificing some flexibility in favor of being ready-to-use. artdaq is being used for several current and upcoming experiments, and will continue to be refined and expanded for use in the next generation of neutrino and muon experiments.

Speaker Eric Flumerfelt
Minioral Yes
Country USA
Description ArtDAQ
Institute FNAL

Primary authors

Kurt Biery (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Eric Flumerfelt (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) John Freeman (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Wesley Ketchum (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Gennadiy Lukhanin (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Adam Lyon (Fermilab) Ronald Rechenmacher (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Ryan Allen Rivera (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Lorenzo Uplegger (Fermilab) Margaret Votava (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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