Open Source has since the creation of the first version of the Linux operating system become a realistic alternative also for commercial applications. Open Source software has so far not been used within nuclear power at least to a level where serious application notes would be found from a websearch. However, going through some of the requirements that are placed for example on I&C for nuclear power plants there seem to be advantages if at least some parts of the software components would be based on Open Source technology. Some of these advantages include, but are not restricted to, a possibility to assess the likelihood of software failures and an easier upgrade to new generations of hardware. The paper addresses benefits of using Open Source based applications in different functions within nuclear power plants. The intention is to open up a broader discussion of strategies within the nuclear community in the development of I&C and other computer based applications for present and future nuclear power plants.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||EHPG Meeting of the OECD Halden Reactor Project 2007 - Storefjell, Norway|
Duration: 12 Mar 2007 → 15 Mar 2007
|Conference||EHPG Meeting of the OECD Halden Reactor Project 2007|
|Period||12/03/07 → 15/03/07|
Ventä, O., & Wahlström, B. (2007). Investigating the case of Open Source applications within nuclear power. Paper presented at EHPG Meeting of the OECD Halden Reactor Project 2007, Storefjell, Norway.