Computing Requirements for the SSC Magnet Test Laboratory
The superconducting magnets of the SSC are the most expensive technical component of the project. There will be 10,000 magnets at a cost of roughly $220,000 each, or a total of $2.2 billion. For the SSC to achieve 96% availability, there can be no more than 3 magnet failures per year. Over an estimated twenty year lifetime, the magnets must survive 10,000 acceleration cycles, 20 thermal warmup cycles, 50 quenches and a radiation exposure of 1 MGy (a.k.a., MegaRad). Field quality requirements are typically a few parts per 10,000.
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