KM3NeT Acquisition Control
Dipartimento di Fisica Università di Salerno and INFN Gruppo Collegato di Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II 132, Fisciano 84084 Italy
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Published online: 10 May 2019
The multi-site nature of the KM3NeT neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea has influenced the development and evolution of its acquisition control software. It is flexible and portable. The same programs are used in data-taking shore stations of neutrino telescopes as well as in testing sites for detector components at different stages of the integration. Flexibility is obtained through high modularity and tight integration with the central database system. The software architecture can be defined as “maximally disconnected” to ensure that no “single point of failure” exists. The most recent development is dynamic resource provisioning and failover, to automatically cope with the possible event of a hardware failure of one or more data taking servers or network elements.
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