Author: Russo, L.M.
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WEBO02 MicroTCA.4 at Sirius and a Closer Look into the Community 459
  • D.O. Tavares, G.B.M. Bruno, S.R. Marques, L.M. Russo, H.A. Silva
    LNLS, Campinas, Brazil
  More and more facilities have been adopting MicroTCA.4 as the standard for new electronics. Despite the advertised advantages in terms of system manageability, high availability, backplane performance and supply of high quality COTS modules by industry, the standard still lacks a greater acceptance in the accelerators community. This paper reports on the deployment of MicroTCA.4 systems at Sirius light source, which comprised the development and manufacturing of several open hardware modules, development of a generic gateware/software framework and re-implementation of MMC IPMI firmware as an open source project. A special focus will be given to the difficulties found, unforeseen expansions of the system and general architectural aspects. Based on this experience and on a survey carried out among other MicroTCA.4 adopters, the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the standard will be discussed and a tentative outlook on how it could be evolved to better suit the accelerators community will be presented.  
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About • paper received ※ 05 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 07 September 2019       issue date ※ 10 November 2019  
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