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A VME multiprocessor data acquisition system combining a UNIX workstation and real-time microprocessors

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5 Author(s)
Borome, N. ; Inst. de Phys. Nucl., Orsay, France ; Bossu, Y. ; Douet, R. ; Harroch, H.
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A data acquisition system combining a UNIX workstation and one or several real-time microprocessors has been designed and built for the tandem accelerator. The hardware and software options chosen for reading, processing, storing, and displaying real-time experimental data are detailed. The fixed components of the hardware architecture are the VME bus for data processing and the CAMAC system for transferring digital data. A multitask multiprocessor software based on shared memory and message passing has been developed around a mixed UNIX/pSOS kernel

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 4 )