Beamline Scheduling Software: administration software for automatic operation of the RIKEN structural genomics beamlines at SPring-8

J Synchrotron Radiat. 2005 May;12(Pt 3):380-4. doi: 10.1107/S0909049505004735. Epub 2005 Apr 14.


Beamline Scheduling Software (BSS) has been developed for the schedule management and equipment control of the RIKEN Structural Genomics Beamlines I and II (BL26B1 and BL26B2 at SPring-8). The beamline operation is automated with a sample-changer robot and a database system. The experimental schedule is registered to BSS as a list of diffraction measurements for numbers of protein crystals. BSS implements the beamline operation communicating with beamline instruments through the computer network. The RIKEN Structural Genomics Beamline I (BL26B1) opened for users using BSS in October 2002, and the automatic operation was implemented at BL26B2 in October 2003.

MeSH terms

  • Automation
  • Databases as Topic
  • Genomics*
  • Japan
  • Robotics
  • Software*
  • Specimen Handling / instrumentation*
  • Synchrotrons / instrumentation*
  • User-Computer Interface