I talked to with Alex this morning, discussing what he needed to do to have a frame builder running that was compatible with the new front ends.
1) We need a heavy duty router as a separate network dedicated to data acquisition running between the front ends and the frame builder. Alex says they have one over at downs, although a new one may need to be ordered to replace that one.
2) The frame builder is a linux machine (basically we stop using the Sun fb40m and start using the linux fb40m2 directly.).
3) He is currently working on the code today. Depending on progress today, it might be installable tomorrow.