Secrets of the CDF control room May 22, 2007Posted by dorigo in computers, internet, physics, science.
If you care to have a look at the current status of data taking in CDF – I mean information kept updated to the minute about the monitoring of the detector, the integrated luminosity being collected, the error messages, the problems and everything that happens while I (or anybody else) am on shift, you can jolly well have a look at the CDF electronic e-log .
In principle I am not completely sure whether posting this is a good idea, because I have grown wary of my colleagues’ concept of what is to be considered restricted information here in CDF…. But I am reasoning that if our management wanted to keep this private, they would have quite simple means of doing so (e.g. with a password protection, as is done for all the internal pages of our experiment’s website).
I prefer to think that keeping our e-log on a publically accessible page is a nice display of the transparent management of our experiment. The reasoning is probably that we are proud to show how much effort we put into trying to collect the best quality data at the highest possible rate…. Or did maybe somebody just forget to set a password for the page ?