artdaq Release Notes 1.13.01 (25-Aug-2016)


This version of artdaq brings in work done over the summer.

Through artdaq_core v1_05_06, this version of artdaq can be built against art v2_03_00 (s41), v2_01_02 (s35), v1_17_08 (s34), or v1_17_03 (s21). It can also be built with gcc v4_9_3a (e10) or v4_9_3 (e9).

Also, artdaq can be built with the Infiniband or Ethernet MPI libraries, and these are controlled by qualifiers ib and eth.

The default set of qualifiers for this version of artdaq is e10:s35:eth.


External Package Changes

artdaq v1_13_01

New features:

  • Feature #13357: Create a plugin allowing users a choice in the method by which data is sent out from the diskwriting aggregator for monitoring purposes
  • Feature #13358: Implement a version of the Transfer plugin which uses UDP multicast
  • Feature #13360: Create an art source capable of receiving events sent via a Transfer plugin from an artdaq aggregator
  • Idea #13527: Combine CommandableFragmentGenerator and TriggeredFragmentGenerator

Bug fixes:

  • Bug #13685: Metrics sent to Metric Plugins should not use derived quantities
  • Bug #12603: More informative message when SELinux doesn't allow connection

Operational changes:

  • none

Known issues:

  • none

Dependent Package Notes

  • artdaq_core v1_05_06
  • cetbuildtools v5_04_03
  • mpich v3_2_0
  • xmlrpc_c v1_39_07
To install this version of artdaq on a new machine, you can use the following steps:
  • download the pullProducts script from
  • 'chmod +x pullProducts' (to make the script executable)
  • 'cd <tarfile directory>' (to avoid cluttering up the current directory with downloaded tarfiles)
  • '<pathToScript>/pullProducts <product_topdir> slf6 artdaq-1.13.01 s35-e10 prof'
  • '<pathToScript>/pullProducts <product_topdir> slf6 artdaq-1.13.01 s35-e10 debug'
  • '<pathToScript>/pullProducts <product_topdir> <other CET-supported OS codes> artdaq-1.13.01 <other sX-eY combinations> <prof|debug>'