Archive for November, 2010

LLNL Joins with Energy Exemplar and IBM to Advance Power Grid Modeling

Understanding the impact of wind and solar power on the energy supply is increasingly important, as the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is targeting 33% integration of renewables with the power grid by 2020. However, even small power market simulations can require days to compute, and larger studies can require months or more.

LLNL has partnered with Energy Exemplar and IBM to apply high performance computing resources to the power grid. This work has led to the development of a massively parallel implementation of Energy Exemplar’s power market simulation software. We have reduced the time required for large power market studies hundreds of times, so that studies that previously took months can now run overnight. This preliminary work paves the way for more detailed grid models and deeper understanding of clean energy sources for California.

View the 2010 Computation Annual Report Article:

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