Grid Computing

Most power system analysis software available today was designed for one CPU, either on a desk computer or a server in control (data) center. There are major advances in computer hardware architecture that provides a scalable virtual hardware environment with a set of networked computer computers. Each machine might have multiple multi-core CPUs.

The goal of InterPSS grid computing solution is to provide a foundation for creating computational grids to perform computation-intensive power system simulation in parallel using conventional, inexpensive computers in a local area network (LAN) with minimum administration overhead. We will provide sample and reference implementations for solving typical computation-intensive power system simulation problems, such as contingency analysis, security assessment, transfer capacity analysis. Also, documentation is provided to guide interested third party to use InterPSS grid computing as a base for more advanced and/or specific grid computing implementations.

Grid Computing Overview - discusses grid computing concepts, terminology used in InterPSS Grid Computing. It services an introductory document for those who might new to grid computing.

Grid Computing User Guide - walks you though installing and configuring InterPSS grid computing environment. Sample cases are used to demonstrate running InterPSS grid computing to solve loadflow and transient stability problems.

Grid Computing Based Security Assessment - presents InterPSS grid computing based security assessment for on-line real-time usage in power system control center.