Print Email Facebook Twitter The Control Unit of the KM3NeT Data Acquisition System Title The Control Unit of the KM3NeT Data Acquisition System Author Aiello, S. van der Knaap, F.G.P. Publication year 2020 Abstract The KM3NeT Collaboration runs a multi-site neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea. Water Cherenkov particle detectors, deep in the sea and far off the coasts of France and Italy, are already taking data while incremental construction progresses. Data Acquisition Control software is operating off-shore detectors as well as testing and qualification stations for their components. The software, named Control Unit, is highly modular. It can undergo upgrades and reconfiguration with the acquisition running. Interplay with the central database of the Collaboration is obtained in a way that allows for data taking even if Internet links fail. In order to simplify the management of computing resources in the long term, and to cope with possible hardware failures of one or more computers, the KM3NeT Control Unit software features a custom dynamic resource provisioning and failover technology, which is especially important for ensuring continuity in case of rare transient events in multi-messenger astronomy. The software architecture relies on ubiquitous tools and broadly adopted technologies and has been successfully tested on several operating systems. Subject KM3NeTData acquisition controlNeutrino detectorAstroparticle detector To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:bef7040e-5e5e-4b6a-9aca-74699ee85e9b DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107433 TNO identifier 877697 Publisher Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ISSN 0010-4655 Source Computer Physics Communications, 256 (256) Bibliographical note Namens TNO: Knaap, F.G.P. van der Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.