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Title: Design and Construction of a High-speed Network Connecting All the Protein Crystallography Beamlines at the Photon Factory

Abstract

A private network, physically separated from the facility network, was designed and constructed which covered all the four protein crystallography beamlines at the Photon Factory (PF) and Structural Biology Research Center (SBRC). Connecting all the beamlines in the same network allows for simple authentication and a common working environment for a user who uses multiple beamlines. Giga-bit Ethernet wire-speed was achieved for the communication among the beamlines and SBRC buildings.

Authors:
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  1. Structural Biology Research Center, Photon Factory, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21043402
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 879; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 9. international conference on synchrotron radiation instrumentation, Daegu (Korea, Republic of), 28 May - 2 Jun 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2436452; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BEAM PRODUCTION; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; DATA TRANSMISSION; DESIGN; PHOTON BEAMS; PHOTONS; PROTEINS; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Matsugaki, Naohiro, Yamada, Yusuke, Igarashi, Noriyuki, and Wakatsuki, Soichi. Design and Construction of a High-speed Network Connecting All the Protein Crystallography Beamlines at the Photon Factory. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2436452.
Matsugaki, Naohiro, Yamada, Yusuke, Igarashi, Noriyuki, & Wakatsuki, Soichi. Design and Construction of a High-speed Network Connecting All the Protein Crystallography Beamlines at the Photon Factory. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2436452.
Matsugaki, Naohiro, Yamada, Yusuke, Igarashi, Noriyuki, and Wakatsuki, Soichi. Fri . "Design and Construction of a High-speed Network Connecting All the Protein Crystallography Beamlines at the Photon Factory". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2436452.
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title = {Design and Construction of a High-speed Network Connecting All the Protein Crystallography Beamlines at the Photon Factory},
author = {Matsugaki, Naohiro and Yamada, Yusuke and Igarashi, Noriyuki and Wakatsuki, Soichi},
abstractNote = {A private network, physically separated from the facility network, was designed and constructed which covered all the four protein crystallography beamlines at the Photon Factory (PF) and Structural Biology Research Center (SBRC). Connecting all the beamlines in the same network allows for simple authentication and a common working environment for a user who uses multiple beamlines. Giga-bit Ethernet wire-speed was achieved for the communication among the beamlines and SBRC buildings.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2436452},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 879,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 19 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Fri Jan 19 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}
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