The ALICE DAQ, current status and future evolution

F. Carena, W. Carena, S. Chapeland, V. Chibante Barroso, F. Costa, E. Dénes, R. Divi, U. Fuchs, G. Simonetti, C. Soós, A. Telesca, P. Vande Vyvre, B. Von Haller

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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 ions and to accommodate very different requirements originating from the 18 sub-detectors. After several months of data taking with beam, lots of experience has been accumulated and some important developments have been initiated in order to evolve towards a more automated and reliable experiment. We will present the experience accumulated so far and the new developments. Several upgrades of existing ALICE detectors or addition of new ones have also been proposed with a significant impact on the DAQ. We will review these proposals, their implication for the DAQ and the way they will be addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number22028
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
EventInternational Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 18 2010Oct 22 2010


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Carena, F., Carena, W., Chapeland, S., Barroso, V. C., Costa, F., Dénes, E., Divi, R., Fuchs, U., Simonetti, G., Soós, C., Telesca, A., Vyvre, P. V., & Haller, B. V. (2011). The ALICE DAQ, current status and future evolution. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 331(PART 2), [22028].