16-23 September 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
US/Eastern timezone

Plans for EPICS V4 at the European Spallation source

21 Sep 2016, 11:15
Conference Center (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Conference Center

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Building 5200 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA
Regular Talk (15min) EPICS Core, EPICS V4 V4


Timo Korhonen (European Spallation Source ERIC)


The European Spallation Source is presently in construction in Lund, Sweden. The ESS a green field facility, which gives us the opportunity to build a system without legacy constraints. One of the goals for the control system is to be fully EPICS 4 compliant, that is, use pvAccess as the sole protocol in the control system. To accomplish this, a comprehensive set of tools and services has to be put together. Although they have been built and also used in other facilities, until now have all the services been used together in a single place as a coherent set. Using EPICS 4 facilities will change the way in which control systems of scientific facilities work. Many new features will become possible, handling complex and large data becomes an integrated function of the control system. We present some ideas how to take advantage of this. However, we have only started to imagine yet the biggest impacts.

Primary author

Timo Korhonen (European Spallation Source ERIC)

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