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Subject: Re: Request for OSI and RTEMS citations
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill@oarcorp.com>, "mrippa@gemini.edu" <mrippa@gemini.edu>
Cc: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:32:05 -0500
Hi Joel,

On 04/17/2018 04:46 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Is OSI the Open Source Initiative?

No, in EPICS it's the Operating System Independent layer, part of EPICS
Base which provides implementations of some standardized APIs on the
different operating systems we run on. In Matt's case they had to modify
some EPICS drivers to call our OSI APIs instead of the original VxWorks
ones for talking to VMEbus slave devices, and the resulting source files
can then be compiled for VxWorks, RTEMS and even Linux with no source
changes or conditional compilation.

- Andrew

> And awesome on how the effort has gone.
> 
> ⁣--joel​
> 
> On Apr 17, 2018, 4:12 PM, at 4:12 PM, Matt Rippa <mrippa@gemini.edu> wrote:
> 
>     Dear colleagues,
> 
> 
>     I'm submitting a paper to the Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
>     chapter of SPIE. The topic is on Gemini's latest upgrade to OSI and
>     RTEMS. I'm looking for links to any citations
> 
>     you believe I should include --especially regarding OSI and RTEMS.
> 
> 
>     More details on our project below.
> 
>     Thank you for any input,
> 
> 
>     -Matt
> 
> 
>     Over the past years at The Gemini 8-meter Telescope Project, we have
>     planned and are currently executing a comprehensive upgrade to our
>     Real-time Control Systems. These systems were designed in the 90's
>     during the EPICS 3.12.x and early 3.13.x era. They are exclusively
>     standard VME with PowerPC or 68k CPU's, running VxWorks 5.4.x.
> 
> 
>     The principle upgrade goals were to establish a new EPICS 3.14.x
>     development environment integrated with SVN, and rooted in the OSI
>     framework allowing the migration to RTEMS. I'm pleased to announce that
>     with the dedication of so many EPICS contributors over the years, we're
>     seeing our dreams come to life! To date, Gemini has upgraded and
>     released to operations six systems at each site (12 IOC's). These
>     include:
> 
>     Telescope mount control
> 
>     8-meter primary mirror control
> 
>     cassegrain rotator control
> 
>     Telescope weather monitor
> 
>     Camera calibration mechanism unit
> 
>     Telescope Interlock system
> 
>     Currently, two more systems -- The Telescope Control and Secondary
>     Mirror Control are actively under commissioning. In the coming months
>     we will also commission our Enclosure Control System and the
>     Acquisition and Guiding unit. This will complete our project totaling
>     upgrades to no less than 20 IOC's depending on 32 EPICS support modules
>     spanning two hemispheres! At Gemini we're grateful and indebted to the
>     countless names of contributors allowing us to secure a manageable
>     development environment into the 2020's and beyond.
> 
> 
>     Aloha,
> 
>     --
> 
>     Matt Rippa
> 
>     Sr. Control Systems Software Engineer
> 
> 
> 
>     -- 
> 

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References:
Request for OSI and RTEMS citations Matt Rippa
Re: Request for OSI and RTEMS citations Joel Sherrill

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