ITER and its Control System - Status and Perspectives
In the South of France, 35 nations are collaborating within the ITER international organization to build the world's largest fusion facility. Construction is well under way, and the first systems are being delivered this year. Most contributions are in-kind - step by step integration of more than 200 plant systems will be the main challenge when building the control system.
To support the control system development of plant systems, ITER created CODAC Core System (CCS), a Linux Distribution based on RedHat Enterprise Linux, EPICS and ITER specific tools. Integration and ITER's central systems will greatly benefit from recent (and future) developments of the EPICS tool kit.