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Title: Design and implementation of the STAR experiment`s DAQ

Abstract

The STAR experiment is one of the two large detectors currently being built at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA. The major issue of STAR`s DAQ is the large amount of data that has to be processed as fast as possible. The required data rate is of the order of 90 Gbits/s which has to be processed and scaled down to about 15 MBytes/s and stored to tape or other permanent archiving media. To be able to do so the STAR DAQ uses a custom built ASIC which preprocesses the raw data for later use by a software Level 3 trigger. The Level 3 trigger selects events to be archived depending on physics criteria based upon the particle track information extracted during Level 3 processing. The design presented is a massively parallel multi-processor system which consists of front end microprocessors hierarchically organized within a VME crate system. Each VME crate contains 6 custom made Receiver Boards with 3 Intel I960HD processors per board for a total of 18 processors per crate. The STAR`s TPC detector uses 24 such crates and the SVT detector will use 4 crates for a total of 504more » microprocessors.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
554864
Report Number(s):
BNL-64904; CONF-9709140-
ON: DE98001354; BR: KB0201000; TRN: 98:008886
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. IEEE real time conference, Beaune (France), 22-26 Sep 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; RADIATION DETECTORS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; INTEGRATED CIRCUITS; TRIGGER CIRCUITS; ARRAY PROCESSORS; SI SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; TIME PROJECTION CHAMBERS

Citation Formats

Ljubicic, A Jr, Botlo, M, and Heistermann, F. Design and implementation of the STAR experiment`s DAQ. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Ljubicic, A Jr, Botlo, M, & Heistermann, F. Design and implementation of the STAR experiment`s DAQ. United States.
Ljubicic, A Jr, Botlo, M, and Heistermann, F. Mon . "Design and implementation of the STAR experiment`s DAQ". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/554864.
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abstractNote = {The STAR experiment is one of the two large detectors currently being built at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA. The major issue of STAR`s DAQ is the large amount of data that has to be processed as fast as possible. The required data rate is of the order of 90 Gbits/s which has to be processed and scaled down to about 15 MBytes/s and stored to tape or other permanent archiving media. To be able to do so the STAR DAQ uses a custom built ASIC which preprocesses the raw data for later use by a software Level 3 trigger. The Level 3 trigger selects events to be archived depending on physics criteria based upon the particle track information extracted during Level 3 processing. The design presented is a massively parallel multi-processor system which consists of front end microprocessors hierarchically organized within a VME crate system. Each VME crate contains 6 custom made Receiver Boards with 3 Intel I960HD processors per board for a total of 18 processors per crate. The STAR`s TPC detector uses 24 such crates and the SVT detector will use 4 crates for a total of 504 microprocessors.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/554864}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {12}
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