The BNL Accelerator Test Facility Control System
- R. Malone, I. Bottke, R. Fernow, I. Ben-Zvi
- Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE Real-time…
Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) has embarked on a complete upgrade of its decade old computer system. The planned improvements affect every major component: processors (Intel Pentium replaces VAXes), operating system (Linux/Real-Time Linux supplants OpenVMS), and data acquisition equipment (fast Ethernet equipment replaces CAMAC serial highway.) This paper summarizes the strategies and progress of the upgrade along with plans for future expansion.