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The ISAC Control System controls all aspects of radioactive beam production of the ISAC facility. It interfaces to the TRIUMF Central Control System which controls the proton beam. At the present time, the ISAC control system controls 

  • more than 4500 devices wiith approximately 
  • 14000 digital hardware signals
  • 6000 analog hardware signals and 
  • 90 motors.
The control system is implemented using the EPICS control system toolkit.

As shown in the overview diagram, the system consists of a logically flat topology of Ethernet nodes: