Commissioning and first experience of the ALICE data acquisition system

V. Altini, T. Anticic, F. Carena, W. Carena, S. Chapeland, V. Chibante Barroso, F. Costa, E. Dénes, R. Divià, U. Fuchs, T. Kiss, I. Makhlyueva, F. Roukoutakis, K. Schossmaier, C. Soós, P. Vande Vyvre, B. Von Haller

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Abstract

ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is the heavy-ion detector designed to study the physics of strongly interacting matter and the quark-gluon plasma at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). A large bandwidth and flexible Data Acquisition System (DAQ) has been designed and deployed to collect sufficient statistics in the short running time available per year for heavy ion and to accommodate very different requirements originated from the 18 sub-detectors. This paper will briefly describe the different components of the DAQ and present the large scale tests conducted to assess the standalone DAQ performances, its interfaces with the other online systems and the extensive commissioning performed in order to be fully prepared for physics data taking. It will review the experience accumulated since May 2007 during the standalone commissioning of the main detectors and the global cosmic runs and the lessons learned from this exposure on the "battle field". It will also discuss the test protocol followed to integrate and validate each sub-detector with the online systems and the first results of the LHC injection tests and startup in September 2008. It will then conclude with the schedule and requirements for the second half of 2009 and the final deployment stage (both in terms of hardware and software) to bring the DAQ to its nominal performance in order to be fully ready for the long LHC run scheduled later this year and next year.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - Conference Record
Pages236-239
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - Beijing, China
Duration: May 10 2009May 15 2009

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Other2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period5/10/095/15/09

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Colliding beam accelerators
Heavy ions
Data acquisition
Detectors
Online systems
Physics
Experiments
Interfaces (computer)
Statistics
Hardware
Plasmas
Bandwidth
Network protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Altini, V., Anticic, T., Carena, F., Carena, W., Chapeland, S., Chibante Barroso, V., ... Von Haller, B. (2009). Commissioning and first experience of the ALICE data acquisition system. In 2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - Conference Record (pp. 236-239). [5321750] https://doi.org/10.1109/RTC.2009.5321750

Commissioning and first experience of the ALICE data acquisition system. / Altini, V.; Anticic, T.; Carena, F.; Carena, W.; Chapeland, S.; Chibante Barroso, V.; Costa, F.; Dénes, E.; Divià, R.; Fuchs, U.; Kiss, T.; Makhlyueva, I.; Roukoutakis, F.; Schossmaier, K.; Soós, C.; Vande Vyvre, P.; Von Haller, B.

2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - Conference Record. 2009. p. 236-239 5321750.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Altini, V, Anticic, T, Carena, F, Carena, W, Chapeland, S, Chibante Barroso, V, Costa, F, Dénes, E, Divià, R, Fuchs, U, Kiss, T, Makhlyueva, I, Roukoutakis, F, Schossmaier, K, Soós, C, Vande Vyvre, P & Von Haller, B 2009, Commissioning and first experience of the ALICE data acquisition system. in 2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - Conference Record., 5321750, pp. 236-239, 2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference, Beijing, China, 5/10/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/RTC.2009.5321750
Altini V, Anticic T, Carena F, Carena W, Chapeland S, Chibante Barroso V et al. Commissioning and first experience of the ALICE data acquisition system. In 2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - Conference Record. 2009. p. 236-239. 5321750 https://doi.org/10.1109/RTC.2009.5321750
Altini, V. ; Anticic, T. ; Carena, F. ; Carena, W. ; Chapeland, S. ; Chibante Barroso, V. ; Costa, F. ; Dénes, E. ; Divià, R. ; Fuchs, U. ; Kiss, T. ; Makhlyueva, I. ; Roukoutakis, F. ; Schossmaier, K. ; Soós, C. ; Vande Vyvre, P. ; Von Haller, B. / Commissioning and first experience of the ALICE data acquisition system. 2009 16th IEEE-NPSS Real Time Conference - Conference Record. 2009. pp. 236-239
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