2015-03-24-MEMO C+SW

Schedule & Milestones

Group Milestone Date Responsible
C&M Beamline & Detectors Run Control March 2, 2015 PMH
SS+FC SM and RC March 30, 2015 PMH
LH2 SM April 30, 2015 PMH
Nagios Interfacing May 15, 2015 PMH
B-field & PRY monitoring June 1, 2015 PMH
Online Integrated DAQ March 20, 2015 YK/EO
Integrated Trigger May 1, 2015 YK
Offline Final Track Fit April 1, 2015 AD
Global Tracks & PID June 26, 2015 AD
Infrastructure Automated Data-movement April 1, 2015 PF
  • C&M reports separately

Progress against milestones

  • Automated data-movement
    • File Compaction now integrated with Run Control
    • "Run DFC" button triggers file compaction and initiates data-movement chain after run ends
    • Needs more error-trapping & feedback
      • e.g. if shifter does not click button, or if the compaction files, or copy to interim storage fails.
    • Automatic reconstruction
      • Issue with Tier1 queue at RAL -- again. We believe it's the same issue that cropped up before MDR1 and later got resolved.
        • Raising it with RAL GRID group
      • However, quick response from JM to shunt the jobs to the Tier2 queue at Imperial to keep the reconstruction going.
  • Final Track fit: Stands
  • Integrated DAQ:
    • YK/EO have looked at D. Adey's code and have a plan to revamp & document it
    • The tracker readout with the main DAQ was already demonstrated during MDR1 but would like to validate it with real hits.
  • Integrated Trigger: Stands
    • New trigger will be validated during weekend running
      • Dependencies: requires new TOF calibration, requires data with old & new triggers
        • Resolutions from preliminary TOF calibration look fine. Calibration with full data in progress.


  • YK investigating DAQ instability, trying to isolate the board that causes the hang.
  • EO+YK have a plan to revamp David Adey's code. Not a high priority at the moment. DA's tracker DAQ code was used successfully during MDR1


  • New MAUS version released for weekend running
    • Includes StepIV unpacker
    • Reconstruction with StepIV unpacking works fine [ based on TOF reconstruction ]
  • Some issues with viewing plots during data-taking. Due to missing software and broken authentication after OS upgrade. Resolved.
  • Tracker DAQ unpacking / digitisation remains broken, though sensible VLSB data is now seen. This is a high priority now.


  • miceonrec02 has been upgraded to SL6 & used
  • need a working MAUS test server node with SL6
    • heplnv157 is down: to be resolved heplnv157 was brought back up.
  • Want to upgrade heplnm071 to SL6 (PPD to be requested). Need this to have an online-mimic on the test server.

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