Author: Dalesio, L.R.
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MOCPR02 The EPICS Collaboration Turns 30 101
  • L.R. Dalesio
    Osprey DCS LLC, Ocean City, USA
  • A.N. Johnson
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  • K.-U. Kasemir
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  At a time when virtually all accelerator control systems were custom developments for each individual laboratory, an idea emerged from a meeting between the Los Alamos National Laboratory developers of the Ground Test Accelerator Control System and those tasked to design the control system for the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. In a joint effort, the GTACS toolkit concept morphed into the beginnings of a powerful toolkit for building control systems for scientific facilities. From this humble beginning the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) Collaboration quickly grew. EPICS is now used as a framework for control systems for scientific facilities on seven continents. The EPICS Collaboration started from a dedicated group of developers with very different ideas. This software continues to meet the increasingly challenging requirements for new facilities. This paper is a retrospective look at the creation and evolution of a collaboration that has grown for thirty years, with a look ahead to the future.  
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About • paper received ※ 30 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 10 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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