Using PETSc to Develop Scalable Applications for Next-Generation Power Grid

TitleUsing PETSc to Develop Scalable Applications for Next-Generation Power Grid
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAbhyankar, S, Smith, BF, Zhang, H, Flueck, AJ
Conference NameHiPCNA-PG '11
Date Published09/2011
PublisherThe ACM Digital Library
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1957-0911
Abstract

Developing scalable software for existing and emerging power system problems is a challenging task and requires a great deal of concentrated time and effort. This effort can be reduced by using high performance computing software libraries, such as PETSc, which are tested on a gamut of scientific applications, used on single core machines to supercomputers, have highly optimized implementations, and a wide array of tested numerical solvers. Using high performance computing libraries for developing power system applications is not yet done in the power system community but well-explored by researchers doing PDE simulations. The goal of this paper is to introduce the high performance computing library PETSc and motivate using such high performance computing libraries for developing existing and future power system applications.

URLhttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2096138
PDFhttp://www.mcs.anl.gov/papers/P1957-0911.pdf