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Subject: Re: EPICS communication paradigm
From: Mark Rivers <rivers@cars.uchicago.edu>
To: renato sanhueza <renato.sanhueza@alumnos.usm.cl>, "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 21:59:03 +0000
Hi Renato,


What you said is basically correct.   An EPICS control system typically consists of multiple channel access servers located on multiple computers.  There are also multiple channel access clients located on multiple computers.  The clients normally locate EPICS process variables (PVs) on the servers using a UDP broadcast with the PV name, and then connect to them with TCP.  They can then subscribe to callbacks from the servers whenever the PV changes (publish/subscribe model), and can write new values to the PVs.

I'm not sure if this answers your question?

Mark


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From: tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov <tech-talk-bounces@aps.anl.gov> on behalf of renato sanhueza <renato.sanhueza@alumnos.usm.cl>
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:05 PM
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Subject: EPICS communication paradigm

Hi, I am learning about EPICS and I think I understand the basic concepts about it but I am still unable to determine in which communication paradigm is EPICS based on.

My best guess is that EPICS implements the Distributed Object Paradigm because Records are object distributed across different Channel Access Servers. Other technologies which implement this paradigm are CORBA and JavaRMI for example.

I would really appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance
--
Renato Sanhueza Ulsen
Ing Civil Informática.

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