Real time network simulation with PC-cluster

TitleReal time network simulation with PC-cluster
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHollman, J. A., and J. R. Marti
JournalPower Systems, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination563 - 569
Date Publishedmay.
Keywordsarchitecture layout, distributed cluster, electromagnetic transients programs, EMTP, IBM PC-compatible desktop computers, multimachine networking scheme, OVNI, PC-cluster, Pentium II workstations, power system simulation, power system simulator, power systems, real-time operating system, real-time power system simulator, real-time systems, standard input/output interfaces, workstation clusters

This paper presents a new architecture layout for a real-time power system simulator based on a distributed cluster of IBM PC-compatible desktop computers. A real-time network simulator based on a PC cluster can successfully cope with the size requirements of growing power systems and the computational demands of fast transient studies. A powerful product has been developed using off-the-shelf Pentium II 400-MHz workstations with a commercial real-time operating system, standard input/output (I/O) interfaces, and a multimachine networking scheme. Models based on the standard tool for power systems transients simulations, the Electromagnetic Transients Programs (EMTP) program, optimized for real-time performance ensure accurate simulation results.


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