Paper: Remote Access To The Canadian Light Source

- Nov. 10, 2008


E. Matias# , D. Chabot, D. Maxwell, D. Medrano, Canadian Light Source, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Canada

C. H. Armstrong, IBM Canada, Markham, Canada M. Fuller, S. McIntryre, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Abstract As part of a collaboration between the CLS, the University of Western Ontario, IBM and BigBangwidth a beamline remote access system has been demonstrated on the CLS VESPERS beamline and the alft x-ray facilities. This system utilizes web-browsers as a thin client that can be connected to servers at the CLS over conventional Ethernet or User Configuration Light Paths. The RBA system is based on the concept of a Service Oriented Architecture and provides access control, data acquisition, data storage and based visualization. More recently the system has been modified to permit experimental data to be streamed into third party analysis tools such as Quartz Imaging X-one. This system is now being extended to form the basis for ScienceStudio and integrated experiment management system.

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