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Title: A universal postprocessing toolkit for accelerator simulation and data analysis.

Abstract

The Self-Describing Data Sets (SDDS) toolkit comprises about 70 generally-applicable programs sharing a common data protocol. At the Advanced Photon Source (APS), SDDS performs the vast majority of operational data collection and processing, most data display functions, and many control functions. In addition, a number of accelerator simulation codes use SDDS for all post-processing and data display. This has three principle advantages: first, simulation codes need not provide customized post-processing tools, thus simplifying development and maintenance. Second, users can enhance code capabilities without changing the code itself, by adding SDDS-based pre- and post-processing. Third, multiple codes can be used together more easily, by employing SDDS for data transfer and adaptation. Given its broad applicability, the SDDS file protocol is surprisingly simple, making it quite easy for simulations to generate SDDS-compliant data. This paper discusses the philosophy behind SDDS, contrasting it with some recent trends, and outlines the capabilities of the toolkit. The paper also gives examples of using SDDS for accelerator simulation.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
11183
Report Number(s):
ANL/ASD/CP-97992
TRN: US0104341
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference (ICAP '98), Monterey, CA (US), 09/14/1998--09/18/1998; Other Information: PBD: 16 Dec 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE; DATA ANALYSIS; MAINTENANCE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; S CODES

Citation Formats

Borland, M. A universal postprocessing toolkit for accelerator simulation and data analysis.. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Borland, M. A universal postprocessing toolkit for accelerator simulation and data analysis.. United States.
Borland, M. Wed . "A universal postprocessing toolkit for accelerator simulation and data analysis.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/11183.
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