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The LHCb run control

Abstract : LHCb has designed and implemented an integrated Experiment Control System. The Control System uses the same concepts and the same tools to control and monitor all parts of the experiment: the Data Acquisition System, the Timing and the Trigger Systems, the High Level Trigger Farm, the Detector Control System, the Experiment's Infrastructure and the interaction with the CERN Technical Services and the Accelerator. LHCb's Run Control, the main interface used by the experiment's operator, provides access in a hierarchical, coherent and homogeneous manner to all areas of the experiment and to all its sub-detectors. It allows for automated (or manual) configuration and control, including error recovery, of the full experiment in its different running modes. Different instances of the same Run Control interface are used by the various sub-detectors for their stand-alone activities: test runs, calibration runs, etc. The architecture and the tools used to build the control system, the guidelines and components provided to the developers, as well as the first experience with the usage of the Run Control will be presented
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F. Alessio, M. C. Barandela, O. Callot, P.-Y. Duval, B. Franek, et al.. The LHCb run control. 17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP'09), Mar 2009, Prague, Czech Republic. pp.022009, ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/219/2/022009⟩. ⟨in2p3-00483940⟩

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