The Overview of the National Ignition Facility Distributed Computer Control System

@article{Lagin2001TheOO,
  title={The Overview of the National Ignition Facility Distributed Computer Control System},
  author={L. J. Lagin and R. C. Bettenhausen and R. A. Carey and C. M. Estes and J. M. Fisher and J. E. Krammen and R. K. Reed and P. J. VanArsdall and John P. Woodruff},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2001},
  volume={cs.SE/0111045}
}
The Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS) for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a layered architecture of 300 front-end processors (FEP) coordinated by supervisor subsystems including automatic beam alignment and wavefront control, laser and target diagnostics, pulse power, and shot control timed to 30 ps. FEP computers incorporate either VxWorks on PowerPC or Solaris on UltraSPARC processors that interface to over 45,000 control points attached to VME-bus or PCI-bus crates… CONTINUE READING