September 30, 2018 to October 5, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center
US/Eastern timezone

Diamond Operations Simulator Demonstration

Oct 3, 2018, 3:30 PM
1h 30m
Theater Lobby (Charles B. Wang Center)

Theater Lobby

Charles B. Wang Center

Software Demonstration Operator-made tools and software Poster Session & Software Demo


Mr Adrian Johnson (Diamond Light Source)


At the WAO2014 I presented the Operations Simulator software I have developed. The simulator provides a training and familiarisation platform for operators, students or visitors. Initially the simulator was developed to work on the main control room PCs, but this tied the ‘users’ to the main control room. To remove the control room ties the Simulator software (EPICS IOC, Cothread, and python scripts/guis) has been installed on a Raspberry PI2 (a small very inexpensive PC ). This has allowed to the simulator to run standalone and be used anywhere. A side effect of running the entire simulator on the relatively low powered Raspberry PI2 has demonstrated that using Python for Operator interfaces is a perfectly acceptable alternative to CSS as EDM is phased out at Diamond.

Primary author

Mr Adrian Johnson (Diamond Light Source)

Presentation materials