[Beowulf] Fw: 3/19 PSERC Webinar: Parallel Computing in the Electric Power Industry

Chuck_Petras at selinc.com Chuck_Petras at selinc.com
Wed Mar 20 09:29:36 PDT 2013

Announcement attached below.

The 3/19/2013 On Demand Archive is stored here <
> and is about an hour long.

Sort of basic stuff at the front (targeted at power engineers), then gets 
into some power system specific examples.


Chuck Petras, PE**
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc
Pullman, WA  99163  USA
Tel: +1.509.332.1890

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----- Forwarded by Chuck Petras/SEL on 03/20/2013 09:22 AM -----

PSERCNWS <PSERCNWS at asu.edu> wrote on 03/18/2013 02:01:19 PM:

> From: Dennis Ray <djray at engr.wisc.edu>
> Date: 03/18/2013 02:03 PM
> Subject: 3/19 PSERC Webinar: Parallel Computing in the Electric Power 
> Sent by: PSERCNWS <PSERCNWS at asu.edu>
> Outlook for Parallel Computing in the Electric Power Industry
> (Announcement[pserc.wisc.edu] | Slides [pserc.wisc.edu]| Live 
> Webinar - Log-in with as Guest with First and Last 
> | Archived Webinar[mediasite.engr.wisc.edu])
> Siddhartha Khaitan
> Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
> Iowa State University
> PSERC Public Webinar
> Tuesday, March 19, 2013
> 2-3 PM Eastern Time (11 AM-Noon Pacific Time)
> Description
> Parallel computing offers a significant advance in computing power 
> needed in the increasingly computationally-intensive environment of 
> power system operations. This talk introduces parallel computing, 
> and its need and applications in various industries including the 
> electric power industry. The requirements for adopting parallel 
> computing will be discussed along with alternative approaches for 
> high performance computing. Practical challenges faced in 
> transitioning from legacy systems to parallel computing 
> architectures will be identified. The presentation includes an 
> overview of different parallel computing architectures and 
> programming models, along with key design aspects of parallel 
> programming important to its adoption, such as computer load 
> balancing, communication, synchronization, and task granularity. It 
> also explores various libraries, state-of-the-art parallel 
> programming languages for large-scale code development and 
> productivity over a few to tens of thousands of processors. 
> An example of use of parallel computing in power system analysis is 
> given. Results are reported for use of a parallel power system 
> dynamic simulator for dynamic contingency analysis of thousands of 
> contingencies in a large test system. Results are presented for 
> different computing architectures, and for different programming 
> models and programming languages. This demonstration of parallel 
> computing takes into account crucial design considerations such as 
> computing load balancing and communication overhead.
> Biography: Siddhartha Kumar Khaitan is a Post Doctoral Research 
> Associate in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
> at Iowa State University. His research interests are in high 
> performance computing applications for power systems, modeling and 
> simulation, renewable energy integration, and development of 
> detailed storage (i.e., CAES, hydrogen) models. He has authored a 
> number of journal publications and edited two books. 
> Registration for Webinar Participation: None required. There is no 
> charge for participating!
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> bridge with other listeners. Should you not be able to connect to 
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> and listen to the audio over the phone. 
> ·         You can watch the archived webinar at a different time by 
> clicking here[mediasite.engr.wisc.edu] and then on the link for this
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> Assistance: If you have any questions, please call 480-965-1643 or email 

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> REMINDER: You are invited to join us at the PSERC Industry-
> University Meeting with Future Grid Research Highlights, May 29-31 (
> announcement[goo.gl]).
> Dennis
> ------
> Dennis Ray, Ph.D.
> Deputy Director
> Power Systems Engineering Research Center[pserc.org]
> Empowering Minds to Engineer the Future Electric Energy System
> djray at engr.wisc.edu / 608-265-3808
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