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To-Do list

This section is aimed at helping the Device Physicist remember the list of things that need to be done prior to the S800 tuning.

In S3 vault

  • Ensure that the object scintillator is in good conditions and has enough shimming positions to withstand the expected rates during the course of the experiment. The guideline document describing the installation and shimming procedure can be accessed here
  • Make sure Intermediate PPACs have gas

In data U6

  • Source the environment file to run the DAQ:
    • Open a terminal in u6pc5 and type ssh -Y spdaq19
    • Type . /usr/opt/nscldaq/xxxx/daqsetup.bash, where xxxx is the nscldaq version number (11.0-015 on Oct 26, 2015)
  • Verify that stagearea in u6pc5 is pointing to the right place. After typing ls -l ~/stagearea in a u6pc5 terminal, you should see: /user/s800/stagearea → /mnt/daqtesting/s800/exxxxx, where xxxxx corresponds to the experiment number. If the experiment number is not right, follow the following steps:
    • Create a experiment directory in /mnt/daqtesting/s800 by typing mkdir exxxxx
    • Go to the newly created experiment directory, and create subdirectories s800built, rawccusb, and rawvmusb
    • Remove the old stagearea link rm ~/stagearea
    • Create a new stagearea link by typing ln -s /mnt/daqtesting/s800/exxxxx ~/stagearea
    • Move the hidden setting file .settings.tcl from the previous experiment directory where stagearea was pointing to (under directory /mnt/daqtesting/s800/ ) to the current one. If you cannot find that file, there is an old version that can be copied from the directory /user/s800/converged_daq
    • Run the S800 DAQ with multilogger enabled, and take some data on disk to ensure that the newly created stagearea is properly filled
  • Check scalers while running S800 DAQ
to-do_list.1456769004.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/02/29 13:03 by pereira