Data processing and EDNA

The MX group beamlines have a mixture of computers and operating systems. The links on the left should contain most of the information needed during your experiments.

Use "Experiment control PCs" only for beamline operations - Don't process data or mount firewire disks on it.

Use "Clusters" for data processing.

Use "backup PCs" as an Xterminal for "Clusters", for graphics (Coot etc), and for USB3 backups (use 'ESRF backup' GUI).

Use "Windows PCs" web surfing, etc. Please do not install any software on it.

There are a number of computers on the MX group beamlines. The list below contains all of them with specifications and role.

ID23-1 ID23-2 ID29 BM29 ID30-A1 ID30-A3 ID30B

 

Beamline Computer Role Brief Specification
BM29 nela
 
Experiment control
 
Linux PC in control hutch
 
  agatha
 
Old beamline control
 
Linux PC in experimental hutch
 
  hermes
 
Terminal of nela
 
X-term in optics hutch
 
  slavia

 
Data processing
EDNA and backup
 
Linux PC with debian6 in control hutch
 
  sparta

 
Data processing
EDNA and backup
 
Linux PC with debian6 in control hutch
 
  wbm29control
 
Data analysis
and backup
Windows PC in control hutch
 
  wid29spectro
 
Nanodrop control
 
Windows PC running nanodrop spectrophotometer software, located in ID29 sample preparation room
 
  wbm29momo
 
Data analysis ATSAS
 
Windows PC in control hutch
 
  wbm29scbio
 
Sample changer control
 
Windows PC in experimental hutch
 
  wbm29hplc
 
HPLC control
 
Windows PC in experimental hutch
 
  p1m-bm29-1
 
Pilatus control
 
Linux PC in experimental hutch
 
  ld291
 
Beamline control computer
 
Rack mounted PC running linux. Device servers for wagos, vacuum etc.
 
  id143video
 
Experimental hutch video server
 
Axis 241 video server. Serves experimetal hutch fluorescence cameras (after slits and capillary) to the intranet at bm29video. Only accessible on site.
 

 

 

Beamline Computer Role Brief Specification
ID23-1 basil Experiment control

Main Linux PC for display and optics control

 

lid231

Beamline (optics) control computer shared with ID23-2
 
Rack mounted PC running linux. Device servers
 
  lid232
 
Beamline (experiment) control computer
 
Rack mounted PC running linux. Device servers
 
  buttonbox
 
Button box PC
 
Linux PC in experimental hutch to run Exes (centering)
 
  adsc231ctrl
 
ADSC Q315R CCD
 
Linux Suse8.2 controlling ADSC detector
 
  pcsc3-id231
 
Sample changer PC
 
PC running windows XP controlling the sample changer (experimental hutch)
 
  manuel
 
X-ray camera PC
 
PC running windows NT. Contains 2 Meteor2 cards for 4 X-ray cameras.
 
  proc231
(mx231)
Data processing DNA and Jpeg server 4 CPU AMD SUN cluster running ESRF Linux 2.6.9-34
  PC231DATA Terminal for data processing Linux PC
  zebulon Terminal and data backup Linux PC
  benoit Data back up PC running windows XP. For data back up.

 

Beamline Computer Role Brief Specification
ID23-2 sybil Experiment control Main Linux (SUSE) PC for display and optics control (spec(opt) session)
  proc232
(bernardo)
Data processing and DNA server 4 CPU AMD SUN cluster running ESRF Linux 2.6.9-34
  dylan
 
Terminal
 
Dual screen Linux (SUSE) PC
 
  zebedee
 
Terminal and data backup
 
Linux (ESRF Linux based on Red Hat) PC, graphics card and USB2.0
 
  terry MAR CCD control Red Hat Enterprise 5 Linux.
  pcsc3-id232 Sample changer PC Windows XP; sample changer control (experimental hutch).
  soldiersam
 
Button box PC
 
Linux PC in experimental hutch to run exes_hutch.
 
  lid231
 
Beamline (optics) control computer shared with ID23-1
 
Rack mounted PC running linux. Device servers for Micos, Vacuum, Rontec, Cryo, Thermocouples, etc run here.
 
  lid233
 
Beamline (experiment) control computer
 
Rack mounted PC running linux. Experimental spec session and device servers for Galil, Falcon, etc run here.
 
 

flappy


 

 


ermintrude

 



pc232data

X-ray camera PC



 

Data backup

 


 

Data backup

PC running windows 2000. Contains Meteor2 card for X-ray cameras.


 

 

PC running Windows XP; backup to external USB2 disks via SAMBA.


 


 

Red Hat linux; user password allowed; backup to external USB2 disks

 

Beamline Computer Role Brief Specification
ID29 p1-id29 Experiment control Linux PC
       
  proc29
(mx29)
 
Data processing
DNA and Jpeg server
 
4 CPU AMD SUN cluster running ESRF Linux 2.6.9-34
 
  p21-id29
 
Terminal and backup
 
Linux PC
 
  i4-id29 Terminal Linux PC
  c21-id29 Terminal Windows
  pcsc3-id29
 
Sample changer PC
 
PC running windows XP.
 
  lid292 Beamline control computer Rack mounted PC running linux. Device servers for Galil, etc run here.
  w-id29-0 to 4 ADSC CCD control Windows PCs
  ????? X-ray camera PC PC running windows XP. Contains Meteor2 card for X-ray cameras. Can also backup date to external USB2 disks via SAMBA.

 

Beamline Printer Location
ID23-1 id23a In control cabin
ID23-2 id23b In control cabin
ID29 id29 In control cabin
BM29 bd29 In control cabin
ID30A-1 id23a In control cabin
ID30A-3 id30b2u In control cabin
ID30B id30b1u In control cabin

To print use lp -d Printer name filename_to_print. e.g. lp -d a4bid141 blah.ps