to the NSTX MDSplus data is
available at PPPL on the UNIX cluster.
A good way to access NSTX data in MDSplus is through the
Web Tools .
to the NSTX CAMAC highways must be done from skylark.
is now available on all PPPL computers.
GettingStarted.html for more details.
invoke NSTX MDSplus and IDL definitions
|A large number of hosts are available on the Beowulf
cluster. NSTX users should log in to the pseudo-host
"nstxpool" to be assigned to the least-loaded
of sunfire11-sunfire16. The pseudo-host "portal"
also provides interactive computing services.
% module load nstx
Other permissions may be necessary depending on what you
need to do. See
New NSTX User Setup for more detail.
trees and signals
"NSTX" MDSplus tree is the top of the NSTX data hierarchy, but it
contains very little data itself. Rather, it contains subtree nodes,
collecting together the subtrees which actually contain branches for
each of the diagnostics and for various analysis codes.
Usually a diagnostic branch has a RAWDATA branch beneath it where
the shot data is stored directly as it comes from digitizers or other
devices. Higher level signal names are arranged according to the preference
of the diagnostician; it is typically these signals that users wish
to read into IDL programs or plot in Scope displays.
The Traverser program produced this partial
layout of the NSTX tree in late 2005.
Currently, these trees and diagnostics are defined for NSTX.
||Diagram of NSTX
shot cycle with software events and MDSplus phases.
NSTX Computer and Software publications are online.
Software Web Pages Sitemap.
A new site guide is being developed
with categories that cross those used in our tabbed sections.