Title

Implementation of the unit commitment problem on supercomputers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1994

Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

Volume

9

First page number:

305

Last page number:

310

Abstract

This paper proposes the application of vectorization and parallelization techniques for solving the unit commitment problem on supercomputers. A modified dynamic programming method which takes full advantage of the vector processors present in a supercomputer is presented. Parallel processing is used to further speedup the computation time. Computer simulation of a 26-unit power system is performed on a CRAY Y-MP2/216 in both scalar and vector codes. The computation time results for the conventional dynamic programming algorithm and modified algorithm are compared to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Keywords

Application software; Computer simulation; Concurrent computing; Dynamic programming; Heuristic algorithms; Parallel processing; Power system dynamics; Power system simulation; Supercomputers; Vector processors

Disciplines

Controls and Control Theory | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Electronics | Electronic Devices and Semiconductor Manufacturing | Power and Energy | Signal Processing

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/59.317597

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