Today is Huberts' last day at Cornell. Jamie will be continuing his work pertaining to constants. The allocation manager has been checked out; for the next 6 months the plan is to keep it running in its present form (i.e. no development, just maintenance, if needed).
Huberts' cbi work directory is /cdat/solsda/disk2/development/hubert/cesr . It contains the files cbi_alloclib_specs.txt and cbi_constlib_specs.txt with the specification of the alloclib and constlib systems. The constlib part was never fully fleshed out. The cbi_mgr directory contains a copy of the VMS cbi_mgr program, as written by Charlie and modified by Hubert. This has not been checked in to the cvs. BeamInstSupport is a cvs checkout of the corresponding module, with an additional directory cbi_constlib, which has not been added to the cvs. It contains the basic hooks for the other constants handling routines Hubert developed, which are located in CesrBPM_II/bpm_II_constlib and CesrBSM/bsm_constlib. Those two are also not checked in.
Greg Soltis will soon be leaving too, but is still available for questions and other help as needed
Discussion on ERL BPM related software:
For the short term the plan is to run an IOC on the Coldfire, for the long run one would use CBI_net with a soft IOC. Tim estimates it would take one week (full time) to get the former to work. Mark suggests that following this, we could test the IOC on a BPM DSP unit in the DAQlab to address possible reliability issues.
It is planned to install the first ERL BPM hardware by mid October; this will require a functional Coldfire. Regarding coding, the idea would be to have the DSP calculate positions and to provide of the order of 6 bits of data and a time stamp; these data could then be passed on to the control system through the Coldfire.