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Subject: Re: [Operating System platforms] which one do you use?
From: Paul Sichta <psichta@pppl.gov>
To: Pavel Masloff <pavel.masloff@gmail.com>
Cc: EPICS Tech Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:15:40 -0400
Pavel,
The popular OS for soft IOC is Linux-x86 and x86_64, WinXP_32 (can't
comment on Win7, or 32/64 bit support).  For real-time: vxWorks,
RTEMS, and a few years back there was a RHEL-based RedHawk Linux.  We
use RHEL here for corporate reasons, but CentOS is supposed to be the
same (only better/more current).

I'd be interested to hear what others say about CSS being better under
Windows; I know it runs on Linux, and I vastly prefer to avoid Windows
for controls applications.  Does CSS run on MacOS?

The IOC doesn't have a GUI, only a command line terminal.  The GUI
(e.g. CSS) runs on a client machine.  Depending on your IOC's
application, it should be OK to run the client (CSS) and server (IOC)
on the same physical box.  Although, I have never done that.

-ps


On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 08:34, Pavel Masloff <pavel.masloff@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> I would like to know which operating system do you guys use as the IOCs, and
> also on client machines? And why?
> Do you switch off GUI on IOCs? Do you use virtual systems? And how do such
> systems influence the overall performance?
>
> As for me, I'm currently using linux-x86 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5) run
> on a Virtual Machine, and win32-x86 (WinXP sp3) as a host system.
> I want to put aside the virtualized linux system for awhile and install it
> as host. Am thinking about CentOS, since RHEL is not fully freeware.
> Am I right in presuming that the Windows platform is more suitable for
> clients (CSS) rather than soft IOCs?
>
> Any input would be greatly appreciated!
>
>
> --
> Best regards,
>
>
> Pavel Maslov, MS
> Controls Engineer at Pulsed power Lab
> D.V. Efremov Institute for Electro-Physical Apparatus
> St. Petersburg, Russia
>
> Mobile: +7 (951) 672 22 19
> Phone: +7 (812) 461 01 01

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RE: [Operating System platforms] which one do you use? Mark Rivers
RE: [Operating System platforms] which one do you use? Di Maio Franck
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