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Computing Requirements for the SSC Magnet Test Laboratory

  • C. Day
  • D. Balaban
  • W. Greiman
  • D. Hall
  • C. Saltmarsh
  • J. Tompkins

Abstract

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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Reference

  1. [1]
    ANSI/IEEE Std 830–1984, “IEEE Guide to Software Requirements Specifications”, in Software Engineering Standards, IEEE, New York (1987).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Day
    • 1
  • D. Balaban
    • 1
  • W. Greiman
    • 1
  • D. Hall
    • 1
  • C. Saltmarsh
    • 2
  • J. Tompkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.SSC LaboratoryDeSotoUSA

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