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About Service Group
The Service Group within of the Controls Department of GSI is responsible for multiple software products and interfaces, In the controls software stack the products can be found between the Application and the Devices Software. We also maintain and support a set of databases required for the controls software functionality and provide some additional systems required for the accelerator operations and testing.
Projects and Responsabilites
Controls Middleware: CMW, RDA, JAPC
The Controls Middleware is a set of communication concepts, software libraries and dedicated services for data exchange between applications and devices. It can be described as a " software glue".
So-called Remote Device Access (RDA) communication library is a product of CERN development, where it is a part of the Common Middleware (CMW). The software is used by the GSI as a part of the GSI-CERN collaboration. It provides a similar software API for Java and C++ applications.
Java API for Parameter Controls on the other hand is a Java API, which defines a consistent API for Parameter Access. JAPC can be extended to work with different protocols in the background, without the need for the user to know how to particularly communicate with given devices. The Controls Group supports an extension of JAPC for legacy GSI devices (DevAcc).
Archiving System (MARS)