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Welcome to the Multi Branch System (MBS)

The MBS is the standard Data Acquisition System at GSI and at many foreign laboratories

<< NEW RELEASE MBS 6.3 (November 2017) >>

This new production release contains all improvement since 2013.

See the  MBS v63 release notes for the new features

Versions:

Select any of the installed versions by command "mbslogin version"

Current production version:     V6.3

activate at gsi with "prod", "mbslogin prod" or "mbslogin v63"

Current development version: V6.4

activate at gsi with "deve", "mbslogin deve" or "mbslogin v64"

Current "old" version:              V6.2 

activate at gsi with "old", "mbslogin old" or "mbslogin v62"

 


 

Features:

  • Entirely written in C
  • Scalable from single crate to hierarchical multi-processor topolgies
  • Based on Linux (Debian, Sugarhat, IPV) (v.2.6) from MBS version V6.1 onwards
  • Based on Real-time system LynxOS (v2.5, 3.1, 4.0)
  • Supports VME, VXI, FASTBUS, CAMAC, PCI Express standards
  • GSI Trigger Module required (TRIVA, TRIXOR)
  • Supports PPC VME processor boards (RIO2, RIO3, RIO4)
  • Supports Freescale PowerPC P2020 (IPV 1102)
  • Supports M68k processor boards (VME: E7, CAMAC: CVC)
  • Supports standard and industrial PCs (x86, x86_64)
  • Memory mapped data flow via VME and VSB
  • Message oriented data flow via TCP/IP sockets (up to 10Gbit)
  • Data logging to local disks, NFS disks, tape drives (DLT8000) and Remote File Input Output (RFIO) system
  • Direct data logging to Automatic Tape Library at GSI (RFIO or LTSM)
  • Full control with Command Interface from one terminal
  • Optionally full control via DABC HTTP server and Web GUI
  • Online monitoring output channels to GO4, ROOT, DABC
  • Event library for custom analysis systems for MBS listmode data files and all MBS monitoring output channels
  • Utilizes full performance of all hardware devices