Concepts, design, and development of a multiplatform framework for real-time control in nuclear fusion

Antonio Barbalace, Adriano Luchetta, Gabriele Manduchi, Michele Moro, Anton Soppelsa, Cesare Taliercio, André Neto, Luca Zabeo

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The paper discusses the requirements and presents an architectural overview of a new general-purpose framework for real-time control, currently under development at the RFX laboratory. This represents the third generation of control framework developed at RFX. It takes into account the experience gained in the development of the previous frameworks and exploits the evolution of computer technology, in particular, the evolution of Linux towards real-time functionality and the availability of multicore CPUs in most general-purpose computing boards. The framework will supervise data flow among the participating components, which may produce data, consume data, or apply some sort of computation. Some system components have been already developed, while the architecture of others is still being refined. In particular, we are going to integrate the infrastructure layer of the new framework with a real-time framework recently in use at JET. The aim of this collaboration is a general purpose real-time system which can be used on both experiments. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5446498
Pages (from-to)688 - 695
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number2 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Barbalace, A., Luchetta, A., Manduchi, G., Moro, M., Soppelsa, A., Taliercio, C., ... Zabeo, L. (2010). Concepts, design, and development of a multiplatform framework for real-time control in nuclear fusion. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 57(2 PART 1), 688 - 695. [5446498].