Home Page of STAR EPICS VM environment
STAR EPICS VM environment is a Virtual Environment with EPICS pre-installed. The intent
is for the member of STAR collaboration to start
using EPICS in day one for a number of reasons. In particular, it is intended for
research students here at Creighton University working for the STAR control. However,
since it's there, and it appears that there are demand for something like this, I keep
maintaining it, release it for the rest of the EPICS community.
I currently have four different versions of VM available:
32-bit Scientific Linux 5.8
32-bit Scientific Linux 6.6
64-bit Scientific Linux 6.7
64-bit Scientific Linux 7.4
Scientific Linux 5.8 based one is frozen; I see no real reason to update any more. In fact,
unless soembody tells me that there is a serious issue in the VMs, it is unlikely that I will
update anything other than Scientific Linux 7.4 version as I write this.
I will keep all of them available for now, however. But it is not recommended to use 32-bit
versions any more. For the very least, unless you have a very good reasons, I recommnd to use
the 64-bit Scientific Linux 6.7 version.
Version 5 and 6 both uses EPICS Base 3.14. The new version, version 7, now uses EPICS
Base 7.0 (which is the combination of EPICS Base 3.16 and v4).
Please e-mail me at
if you need to have the login/password information, comments, suggestions, requests, hate
February 21, 2019 Updated some information on the page in general.
March 26, 2018 Updated with new version 7.
March 2, 2016 Initial commit.