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The major European fusion facilities, JET, Tore Supra and Asdex Upgrade, have a 30-year history from conception to the present day. This period has seen a rapid evolution in computer techniques. Experience has shown that IT architectures and standards adopted early in the construction phase of a project are carried into the main programme and affect the project for its entire lifetime. In this paper, we select a few of the more important computer-related lessons we have learned in Europe, particularly with respect to the EFDA-JET facility, and we make recommendations towards the next generation of machines.

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Authors: HOW J A, Association Euratom-CEA, CEA/DSM/DRFC-Cadarache, Saint Paul Lez Durance (FR);FARTHING J W, Association Euratom-UKAEA, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (UK);SCHMIDT V, Associazione Euratom-ENEA, Consorzio RFX, Corso Stati Uniti 4,Padova (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fusion Engineering and Design, vol.70 (2004) p.115-122
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