https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Cosylab_LabVIEW_2.png 285 400 Kaja Alagic https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cosylab-icon.svg Kaja Alagic2021-10-28 09:54:452021-11-22 08:45:07LabVIEW and Accelerator Control Systems
Every particle accelerator must have a commanding system that controls and monitors hundreds of various devices and subsystems with sub-microsecond synchronisation. Good architecture and design is the key to building modular, scalable, maintainable, and testable software. This is especially true for large systems such as control systems for accelerators which require high uptime, reliability and scalability for long term operation and future upgrades.Therefore, the accelerator control system (ACS) is an extensive and complex piece of software that must supervise the correct and safe performance of all devices integrated into the machine. The system has to guarantee dependability, stability and performance. It must also be extensively modular and configurable to meet new current and especially future demands.
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The time when artificial intelligence (AI) was limited to labs and research groups is long gone. Its widespread presence in the internet-related industry (search engines, social networks, e-commerce) is now obvious to practically everyone, and we can no longer imagine the IT world without it. Today, the application of AI has spread to all kinds of industries, including those where reliability and safety are critical, and where strict regulations apply. And since quality assurance (QA) is an essential contributor to safety, it has become necessary to develop QA and regulatory frameworks for higher risk AI applications.
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At Cosylab we try to stay on our toes all the time, maintaining and strengthening our ties with industry, our partners and our customers in the domain of Big Physics. Hopefully, we are letting future clients know that we are ready to help them, too with their engineering challenges in controlling systems. On the other hand, the analogy of keeping ourselves on our toes is, perhaps, not the most fortunate one, as we at Cosylab also travel a lot with our toes in the air, high above the oceans separating the world's continents. A good example is 2019 when we flew over multiple continents to visit a trio of the most significant events of the scientific community - IPAC, IBIC and ICALEPCS in Melbourne, Malmö and Brooklyn, respectively.
https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/mis-crate-THPOY016f2-med.png 493 924 David Pahor https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cosylab-icon.svg David Pahor2019-12-19 17:26:482020-06-24 11:18:45How Cosylab and SINAP Collaborated on Producing a Fast Machine Interlock System
A fast, flexible and reliable machine interlock system (MIS) is a safety feature that every machine needs to prevent it from harming its users or damaging itself, primarily when it operates at high energies. Even most machines in everyday use have an MIS, such as cars, clothes-washers, lifts and microwave ovens, but so do Big Physics machines, which often operate at quite high energy levels.
https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/cta-33978257058_14c1215c02_k.jpg 1721 2048 David Pahor https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cosylab-icon.svg David Pahor2019-12-16 16:07:222019-12-24 13:34:20CTA, Gamma Rays and the Slovenian Connection
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is new global array of land-based gamma-ray detectors that will allow further studies in high energy astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics, especially those of the most energy-intensive phenomena in the Cosmos.
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Throughout Cosylab’s past work of developing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solutions, we’ve noticed a lack of understanding of the SCADA role in a system when we are asked to provide a SCADA solution. This lack of understanding poses a risk when it comes to whether our customers will find our solution useful for their work in the end or not. Since it is in our best interests to provide useful solutions to our customers and since this is also what we strive for, I’ve decided to share what I see as a role of a SCADA. In the case when a SCADA is really the right solution for the given problem, then I list the questions that need to be asked to design a SCADA solution that will be useful. My ultimate aim is to bring clarity to those thinking about whether they need a SCADA or not.
https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1_8y3BEJJ9glzdecMt_xg7WA.jpeg 334 504 Vanja Anderle https://www.cosylab.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cosylab-icon.svg Vanja Anderle2018-11-09 08:58:352021-02-25 11:50:54How QualySense Accelerated the Development of Their Machine
QualySense is a Swiss company that develops high-end solutions for a safe and sustainable food supply by pioneering high-speed single kernel technologies.