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Title: National Ignition Facility Project Completion and Control System Status

Abstract

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's largest and most energetic laser experimental system providing a scientific center to study inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and matter at extreme energy densities and pressures. Completed in 2009, NIF is a stadium-sized facility containing a 1.8-MJ, 500-TW 192-beam ultraviolet laser and target chamber. A cryogenic tritium target system and suite of optical, X-ray and nuclear diagnostics will support experiments in a strategy to achieve fusion ignition starting in 2010. Automatic control of NIF is performed by the large-scale Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS), which is implemented by 2 MSLOC of Java and Ada running on 1300 front-end processors and servers. The ICCS framework uses CORBA distribution for interoperation between heterogeneous languages and computers. Laser setup is guided by a physics model and shots are coordinated by data-driven distributed workflow engines. The NIF information system includes operational tools and a peta-scale repository for provisioning experimental results. This paper discusses results achieved and the effort now underway to conduct full-scale operations and prepare for ignition.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
967757
Report Number(s):
LLNL-CONF-417693
TRN: US0904543
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at: The 12th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems, Kobe, Japan, Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; ACCELERATORS; COMPUTERS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CRYOGENICS; DISTRIBUTION; ENGINES; IGNITION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; JAVA; LASERS; PHYSICS; TARGET CHAMBERS; TRITIUM TARGET; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Van Arsdall, P J, Azevedo, S G, Beeler, R G, Bryant, R M, Carey, R W, Demaret, R D, Fisher, J M, Frazier, T M, Lagin, L J, Ludwigsen, A P, Marshall, C D, Mathisen, D G, and Reed, R K. National Ignition Facility Project Completion and Control System Status. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Van Arsdall, P J, Azevedo, S G, Beeler, R G, Bryant, R M, Carey, R W, Demaret, R D, Fisher, J M, Frazier, T M, Lagin, L J, Ludwigsen, A P, Marshall, C D, Mathisen, D G, & Reed, R K. National Ignition Facility Project Completion and Control System Status. United States.
Van Arsdall, P J, Azevedo, S G, Beeler, R G, Bryant, R M, Carey, R W, Demaret, R D, Fisher, J M, Frazier, T M, Lagin, L J, Ludwigsen, A P, Marshall, C D, Mathisen, D G, and Reed, R K. 2009. "National Ignition Facility Project Completion and Control System Status". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/967757.
@article{osti_967757,
title = {National Ignition Facility Project Completion and Control System Status},
author = {Van Arsdall, P J and Azevedo, S G and Beeler, R G and Bryant, R M and Carey, R W and Demaret, R D and Fisher, J M and Frazier, T M and Lagin, L J and Ludwigsen, A P and Marshall, C D and Mathisen, D G and Reed, R K},
abstractNote = {The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's largest and most energetic laser experimental system providing a scientific center to study inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and matter at extreme energy densities and pressures. Completed in 2009, NIF is a stadium-sized facility containing a 1.8-MJ, 500-TW 192-beam ultraviolet laser and target chamber. A cryogenic tritium target system and suite of optical, X-ray and nuclear diagnostics will support experiments in a strategy to achieve fusion ignition starting in 2010. Automatic control of NIF is performed by the large-scale Integrated Computer Control System (ICCS), which is implemented by 2 MSLOC of Java and Ada running on 1300 front-end processors and servers. The ICCS framework uses CORBA distribution for interoperation between heterogeneous languages and computers. Laser setup is guided by a physics model and shots are coordinated by data-driven distributed workflow engines. The NIF information system includes operational tools and a peta-scale repository for provisioning experimental results. This paper discusses results achieved and the effort now underway to conduct full-scale operations and prepare for ignition.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/967757}, journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {10}
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