Trends in computing systems for large fusion experiments

J.A. How, J.W. Farthing, V. Schmidt

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The major European fusion facilities, JET, Tore Supra and Asdex Upgrade, have a 30-year history from conception to the present day. This period has seen a rapid evolution in computer techniques. Experience has shown that IT architectures and standards adopted early in the construction phase of a project are carried into the main programme and affect the project for its entire lifetime. In this paper, we select a few of the more important computer-related lessons we have learned in Europe, particularly with respect to the EFDA-JET facility, and we make recommendations towards the next generation of machines. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115 - 122
Number of pages8
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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