Argonne National Laboratory

Upcoming Events

EPICS Training: Databases

EPICS Training 2014
Tim Mooney and Andrew Johnson
November 13, 2014 1:00PM to 4:45PM
Building 401, Room A1100
Social Event

IOC Database Practice
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Overview of record types from Base and synApps, Record Reference Manual, DBD & DB files, Example databases
by Tim Mooney

Creating Your Own Databases - Lecture
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Database syntax, Why use tools, Visual DCT, Creating records, Links, Macros, Hierarchical designs
by Andrew Johnson

Creating Your Own Databases -Tutorial
2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Hands-on creating IOC databases
by Andrew Johnson

The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is a set of Open Source software tools, libraries and applications developed collaboratively and used worldwide. EPICS is used to create distributed soft real-time control systems for scientific instruments such as a particle accelerators, telescopes and other large scientific experiments.

EPICS is used extensively at the APS. The last comprehensive EPICS training at the APS was held ten years ago. Since then many things have changed, and many individuals have joined the organization. The AES Software Services Group is organizing an updated series of EPICS training classes to begin this September and continue through the winter of 2015. Many of the classes will have corresponding hands-on laboratory sessions.