Data acquisition software for the CMS strip tracker

R. Bainbridge*, G. Baulieu, S. Bel, J. Cole, N. Cripps, C. Delaere, A. C Assis Jesus, F. Drouhin, J. Fulcher, A. Giassi, K. Gill, D. Giordano, L. Gross, K. Hahn, S. Mersi, L. Mirabito, M. Nikolic, V. Radicci, S. Tkaczyk, M. Wingham

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The CMS silicon strip tracker, providing a sensitive area of approximately 200 m2 and comprising 10 million readout channels, has recently been completed at the tracker integration facility at CERN. The strip tracker community is currently working to develop and integrate the online and offline software frameworks, known as XDAQ and CMSSW respectively, for the purposes of data acquisition and detector commissioning and monitoring. Recent developments have seen the integration of many new services and tools within the online data acquisition system, such as event building, online distributed analysis, an online monitoring framework, and data storage management. We review the various software components that comprise the strip tracker data acquisition system, the software architectures used for stand-alone and global data-taking modes. Our experiences in commissioning and operating one of the largest ever silicon micro-strip tracking systems are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22008
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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