Real-Time Network Simulation with PC-Cluster

TitleReal-Time Network Simulation with PC-Cluster
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsHollman, J. A., and J. R. Marti
JournalPower Engineering Review, IEEE
Pagination64 -64
Date Publishedaug.

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 I/O interfaces, and a multimachine networking scheme. Models based on the standard tool for power systems transients simulations, the EMTP program, optimized for real-time performance assure accurate simulation results.


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