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The Crystal Ball Data Acquisition System

Chestnut, R. and Kiesling, C. and Bloom, E. and Bulos, F. and Gaiser, J. and Godfrey, G. and Oreglia, M. and Partridge, R. and Peck, C. and Porter, F. and Aschman, D. and Cavali-Sforza, M. and Coyne, D. and Sadrozinski, H. and Kollmann, W. and Richardson, M. and Strauch, K. and Hofstadter, R. and Kirkbride, I. and Kolanoski, H. and Liberman, A. and O'Reilly, J. and Tompkins, J. and Burnett, T. (1979) The Crystal Ball Data Acquisition System. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 26 (4). pp. 4395-4398. ISSN 0018-9499. doi:10.1109/TNS.1979.4330138.

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The data acquisition system for the Crystal Ball project at SLAC is described. A PDP-11/t55 using RSX-11M connected to the SLAC Triplex is the basis of the system. A "physics pipeline" allows physicists to write their own equipment-monitoring or physics tasks which require event sampling. As well, an interactive analysis package (MULTI) is in the pipeline. Histogram collection and display on the PDP are implemented using the Triplex histogramming package. Various interactive event displays are also implemented.

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Official Citation:R. Chestnut et al., "The Crystal Ball Data Acquisition System," in IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 4395-4398, Aug. 1979. doi: 10.1109/TNS.1979.4330138
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