Title

GPU-based Batch LU-Factorization Solver for Concurrent Analysis of Massive Power Flows

Abstract

In many power system applications, such as N-x static security analysis and Monte-Carlo-simulation-based probabilistic power flow (PF) analysis, it is a very time-consuming task to analyze massive number of PFs on identical or similar network topology. This letter presents a novel GPU-accelerated batch LU-factorization solver that achieves higher level of parallelism and better memory-access efficiency through packaging massive number of LU-factorization tasks to formulate a new larger-scale problem. The proposed solver can achieve up to 76 times speedup when compared to KLU library and lays a critical foundation for massive-PFs-solving applications.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer Graphics; Computer Graphics Equipment; Electric Load Flow; Electric Power Systems; Factorization; Intelligent Systems; Monte Carlo Methods; Parallel Processing Systems; Program Processors; Degree of Parallelism; LU Factorization; Network Topology; Power Flows; Power System Applications; Probabilistic Power Flow; Static Security Analysis; Time-Consuming Tasks; Graphics Processing Unit; Graphics Processing Unit (GPU); Parallel Computing; Power Flow

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0885-8950,15580679

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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