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 ====== How to run combined S800 + GRETINA ====== ====== How to run combined S800 + GRETINA ======
 In order to run the combined S800 + Gretina daq, the following steps need to be taken: In order to run the combined S800 + Gretina daq, the following steps need to be taken:
 +  - [[S800 DAQ tools#​Running the S800 DAQ|Run the S800 ReadoutGUI]] for the S800 data acquisition system as you normally would on the S800 spdaqXX (note, at present X=50), and click the ''​Start''​ button. ​  
 +  - Make sure that the external synchronization and external clock are enabled in the S800 ULM trigger module. (Just click on the corresponding "check boxes" in the ULM GUI.)
 +  - Make sure that GRETINA DAQ is ready.
 +  - Using one of the dataU6 Linux boxes (e.g. u6pc2) Log in using the experimental account to **ddasdaq3** or any other of the systems dual homed to the GRETINA/​NSCLDAQ network.
 +  - Use command ''​godaq''​ to run the Readout control program.
 +  - Click the ''​Start''​ button. ​ This will grab remote control over the S800 Readout GUI. The S800 daq will now be in slave mode.
 +  - You should now be able to start runs as needed in the experiment'​s ReadoutGUI running on the dual homed system.
  
-  - [[S800 DAQ tools#​Running ​the S800 DAQ|Open the S800 ReadoutGUI]] for the S800 data acquisition system as you normally would on spdaq19, and click ''​Start'' ​   +You can check the ring buffers ​using the command ​**/​usr/​opt/​nscldaq/​xxxxx/​bin/​ringbuffer status**, where xxxxx is the nscldaq versionIf everything has started correctly you should have the following ring buffers ​in the dual homed system ​(e.g. ddasdaq3):
-  - Log in using the experimental account to **ddasdaq3** or any other of the systems dual homed to the GRETINA/​NSCLDAQ network. +
--  godaq starts ​the Readout control program. +
--  Click the Start button. ​ This will grab remote control over the S800 readout GUI. +
-   You should now be able to start runs as needed ​in the experiment'​s ReadoutGUI running +
-   ​on ​the dual homed system.+
  
-When everything has started correctly you should have the following ring buffers +  * **experimental-user-name ​(e.g. e14045)**This ring is where sampled coincidence data is placed. ​ This is done via a tapcat, glom pipeline. 
-in the dual homed system ​(e.g. ddasdaq3):+  * **spdaqXX.rawccusb**:​ It will provide raw data from the S800 CAMAC crate. 
 +  * **spdaqXX.rawvmusb**:​ It will provide raw data from the S800 VME crate. 
 +  * **spdaqXX.s800filter**:​ It will provide the event built, reformated data from the S800 Filter. During a run, data are pushed from this ring into the GRETINA GEB.
  
- ​experimental-user-name ​ (e.g. e14045) this ring is where sampled coincidence data +In addition to the normal ​**stagearea** structure in the experiment accountthree directories are added that will be used to store raw S800 data:
-   is placed. ​ This is done via a tapcat, glom pipeline. +
- ​spdaq19.rawccusb - will provide raw data from the S800 CAMAC crate. +
- ​spdaq19.rawvmusb - will provide raw data from the S800 VME crate. +
- ​spdaq19.s800filter - will provide ​the event builtreformated data from the +
-                       S800. During a run, data are pushed from this ring into the +
-                       ​GRETINA GEB.+
  
-In addition to the normal stagea are structure three directories are added that will +  * **~/​stagearea/​rawccusb**:​ Event files containing raw CCUSB data from the S800. 
-be used to store raw S800 data:+  * **~/​stagearea/​rawvmusb**:​ Event files containing ​raw VMUSB data from the S800. 
 +  * **~/​stagearea/​s800filter**Event files containing event build, reformatted S800 data from the S800 Filter.
  
-*  stagearea/​rawccusb - Event files containing raw ccusb data from the s800. 
-*  stagearea/​rawvmusb - Event files containing raw vmusb data from the s800. 
-*  stagearea/​s800filter - Event files containing event build, reformatted 
-                          s800 data. 
  
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-1. On spdaq48 in /​user/​s800/​operations/​daq/​usb/​TclXXUSB do: 
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-**wish ./​RunControl.tcl** 
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-or, on devop2 (the S800 MAC machine) 
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-click on the operations folder on the lower icon bar and select runcontrol.command 
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-2. On a dataU machine logged in as the experimental account (e11007 for the June 2012 testing period) do 
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-**godaq** 
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-3. On spdaq44 do:  
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-**/​usr/​opt/​daq/​10.1/​bin/​ringbuffer status**. The output should look similar to: 
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-<​code>​ 
- ​+----------------+------------+-------+-------------+--------+---------+---------+------+-------------+ 
- ​|Name ​           |data-size(k)|free(k)|max_consumers|producer|maxget(k)|minget(k)|client|clientdata(k)| 
- ​+----------------+------------+-------+-------------+--------+---------+---------+------+-------------+ 
- ​|0400x ​          ​|8195 ​       |8195   ​|100 ​         |-1      |0        |0        |-     ​|- ​           | 
- ​|s800 ​           |8195        |8195   ​|100 ​         |7485    |0        |0        |-     ​|- ​           | 
- ​|- ​              ​|- ​          ​|- ​     |-            |-       ​|- ​       |-        |9143  |0            | 
- ​|segatest ​       |8195        |8195   ​|100 ​         |-1      |0        |0        |-     ​|- ​           | 
- ​|spdaq48.0400x ​  ​|8195 ​       |8195   ​|100 ​         |17205 ​  ​|0 ​       |0        |-     ​|- ​           | 
- ​|spdaq48.segatest|8195 ​       |8195   ​|100 ​         |-1      |0        |0        |-     ​|- ​           | 
- ​+----------------+------------+-------+-------------+--------+---------+---------+------+-------------+ 
-</​code>​ 
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-Upon start of run there will be another client of the s800 ring, which is the pushToGEB process. This should die on end run. 
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-The S800 daq will now be in slave mode, and run control is done from the NSCL daq window. 
  
  
  
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