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Subject: Re: EPICS still the king in 2019?
From: Jeong Han Lee via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:10:13 +0100


- In S.Korea, KSTAR (Fusion), Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, RAON (Institute for Basic Science), and so on are using EPICS now.

  - EPICS may not be #1.

- My thought is the best choice these days. But I have a fellow who has the tango experience, doesn't agree with mine.

- It may be the matter of architecture, management, and resources. Sites have no technical challenging issues with EPICS, but others are struggling to find better way to do so with EPICS. And others are OK with tango. And some are happy with LabView or outsourcing.

   Best,
   Han




On 1/24/19 2:57 PM, Siddons, David via Tech-talk wrote:
....not to mention NSLS-II :)


Pete.


On 1/24/19 8:53 AM, Arnold, Ned D. via Tech-talk wrote:


> Both have been adopted by some large projects "recently".EPICS at t ESS, ITER, LCLS-II at SLAC;


You could include APS Upgrade, SNS Upgrade, ALS Upgrade in this list ... although these facilities had a bit of EPICS momentum already.


  Ned



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*From:* tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov <tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov> on behalf of Mark Rivers via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
*Sent:* Thursday, January 24, 2019 06:33 AM
*To:* Dylan Pfeifer
*Cc:* tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
*Subject:* Re: EPICS still the king in 2019?
Hi Dylan,


> Meaning, are you guys starting to lean towards other software architectures, or is EPICS #1?


You are clearly asking that question to a biased group!


One way of answering that is to look at the program of the last ICALEPCS meeting in Barcelona.  There are 2 dominant control systems that are used at multiple sites, EPICS and Tango.  Both have been adopted by some large projects "recently".  EPICS at the European Spallation Source (ESS), ITER, LCLS-II at SLAC; Tango at the Square Kilometer Array and a number of European Synchrotrons (MAX IV, Soleil, Solaris).


In North America there are few if any Tango installations, so EPICS dominates here.


Mark



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From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov <tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov> on behalf of Dylan Pfeifer via Tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:10 PM
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Subject: re: EPICS still the king in 2019?

Hi EPICS users:

I am helping construct a SCADA system for a molten-salt test loop at Abilene Christian University for research in to Gen IV molten-salt nuclear reactors.  We have presently been using MIDAS (physics slow-controls, mid-size experiments, NIFFTE experiment at LANL) quite happily for DAQ, but I am suggesting our team gain skill in the EPICS tools and methods.  Before we start that learning, I want to ask the group... for accelerators, large experiment, and highly distributed control systems, is EPICS still the "best" choice these days? Meaning, are you guys starting to lean towards other software architectures, or is EPICS #1?  I come from a real-time embedded system hardware/software background, so to me EPICS seems the right choice, but l also would like to know any alternatives that come close.

Thanks,
Dylan Pfeifer, PhD
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References:
re: EPICS still the king in 2019? Dylan Pfeifer via Tech-talk
Re: EPICS still the king in 2019? Mark Rivers via Tech-talk
Re: EPICS still the king in 2019? Arnold, Ned D. via Tech-talk
Re: EPICS still the king in 2019? Siddons, David via Tech-talk

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