Review of BI-SW workload BIJune 2011

BI Workload Review ± June 2011

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BPMOPS. SEQ Tasks) Question is where/when to stop (good enough) 2) Take active part in the commissioning and performance assessment of instruments BI Workload Review ± June 2011 2 .BI-SW Section Mandate BI1) Provide software for BI·s instruments x Help hardware people understand their systems x Requirements from BI HW x Provide data for operational applications x Requirements from OP/ABP/(CO) etc y This includes the following responsibilities: x Develop Real Time Front End Software for our instruments including the remote control communication interface. x Develop Expert Graphical User Interfaces [GUI] when needed y Not included: Applications used by operational users (as a principle) Several exceptions exist (accepted) (BCTFPS. CTF BPM.

SW Section Staff .Introduction Name Ana Applied Physicist Stephane Applied Physicist Stephen MSc Computing Michael Physics engineer John Technician Maxim (LD 2014) MSc Computing BI Workload Review ± June 2011 AGE ‡ Work Breakdown 40% LHC ‡ 50% PS + SPS maintenance ‡ 10% LEIR coordination ‡ 20% PS supervision 30% LHC ‡ 20% ISOLDE ‡ 50% SPS + PS maintenance/upgrade ‡ 42 38 40 50% LHC ‡ 20% FESA (BE-CO) ‡ 30% PS + SPS maintain + consolidation ‡ 46 40% LHC ‡ 20% PS maintain + consolidation ‡ 10% LINAC4 ‡ 30% Staff Association ‡ 48 10% LHC ‡ 40% SPS + PS EA maintain + consolidation ‡ 32 50% LHC ‡ 30% PS maintain + consolidation ‡ 20% LINAC4 ‡ 3 .

Eclipse (JAVA) CCDB (dgII etc) Timing events and telegrams Understand his/her role Sometimes driving projects .Core Skills for BI-SW members BIy Programming know-how Multi-threading / Networking Structure and optimisation Re-use of code CERN Development/Deployment know-how FESA IDE (C++).sometimes not Flexibility and availability Understand customers· requirements x Reduce assumptions (see later) Look inside own code before outside x Complex systems .did anything change recently ? y Communication Oral and written ‡ Multi-tasking while remaining focused: Work on several projects at the same time Systematic & Independent ‡ Good memory or structured approach ‡ Seen this issue before? ‡ Documented somewhere? ‡ Remain calm under pressure ‡ Persistency ‡ Analytical skills ‡ Data analysis (mathematical) ‡ Understand sources of errors ‡ Efficient and effective ‡ How and what ‡ Basic instrument knowledge ‡ See later 4 y y y y Basic understanding of electronics VME/PC technology ADC/DAC/RAM .

Exploitation/Maintenance (staff) y y y y AD and ISOLDE 0.5 FTE LHC 3 FTE Total = ~50% of (staff) resources (Difficult to separate consolidation from maintenance) BI Workload Review ± June 2011 5 .3 FTE PS Complex (with LN(2+3)/LEIR/PS EA) 0.5 SPS (including SPS EA) 0.

Projects involving BI-SW 2011-2016 BI2011y LHC Systems: Fast BLM (DAB64x) Injection Matching Controls renovation & consolidation y New Linux VME CPUs on systems kept long term y Hardware not compatible or not supported by BE-CO ? Specific issue with 36 channel ADC (MPV908 replacement) y AD consolidation (include hardware renovation) y Inventory of systems installed to be made y Renovation plan to be made ELENA construction y y BI systems to be specified ² hardware design etc y LN4 including new PSB systems y Injection interlocks (BCT) y PSB Orbit/Trajectory system y Turn by turn profiles Main difficulty relates to scheduling of (all) this work y PS complex (including LN3) x SEM Grids a go-go x PSB/PS DC BCT ‡ SPS x x y MOPOS replacement Radiation hard cameras Injector Upgrades (new systems) PSB/CPS/SPS y y y y New BLM systems New Wire-scanners (including 40MHz) CTF3 systems y List of systems to be made FESA 3.0 software investment to be decided (news September 2011) BI Workload Review ± June 2011 6 .

Project leadership Core-skills CoreHave insight into all aspects of the instrument Detectors. Electronics. Software (including applications) Document design. functionality and performance y Willingness to discuss implementation details y Find best alternative Ability and willingness to communicate and motivate Information sharing Mile-stones (including priorities) Availability (avoid assumptions) y Commit to established standards Choice of hardware modules etc y Provide feedback and credit where it is due y BI Workload Review ± June 2011 7 . usage.

IntraIntra-Section Working Strategy BI Workload Review ± June 2011 8 .

Conclusions y Identified Manpower Issues XX XX y Projects understaffed XX x Type of manpower required (staff / fellow / student) XX x Type of manpower required (staff / fellow / student) y Outlook for the future BI Workload Review ± June 2011 9 .

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