Introducing NovaCor, a new generation of simulation hardware for the RTDS Simulator.
A revolution in real time, NovaCor is the world’s fastest and most capable real time power system simulator.
HOW NOVACOR WORKS
IT’S BASED ON A POWERFUL MULTICORE PROCESSOR
Each rack-mounted NovaCor chassis features IBM’s state of the art POWER8 processor, containing 10 powerful cores running at 3.5 GHz.
IT’S COMPATIBLE WITH PREVIOUS HARDWARE
NovaCor can be connected to GTWIF-based RTDS Simulator racks containing PB5 and/or GPC processor cards. NovaCor is compatible with the existing Global Bus Hub, IRC Switch, and all GTIO hardware.
WHAT NOVACOR CAN DO
Each NovaCor chassis has 2-3 times the simulation capacity of a fully loaded PB5-based rack. Hundreds of nodes are solved on a single core.
NovaCor provides higher precision real time simulation than ever before, with timesteps reduced by up to 50%.
NovaCor allows scalable access through the licensing of 1 to a maximum of 10 cores per chassis. Overall system expansion and full connectivity of up to 60 chassis is supported.
NovaCor allows an entire power system simulation to be run on a single core, making the world standard for real time power system simulation more accessible than ever before.
HARDWARE SPECS AND FEATURES
|Processor||POWER8 RISC processor: 10 cores operating at 3.5 GHz|
|Connectivity||24 x GT ports for connection to GTIO cards and interconnection of small timestep subnetworks on different NovaCor chassis
6 x IRC ports
1 x GBH port
1 x GTSYNC port
1 x Ethernet port
|Built-in I/O||12 x 12-bit D/A channels operating over a range of +/- 10 V peak|
|Compatibility||Racks based on GTWIF, PB5 and GPC cards
GTAO, GTAI, GTDO, GTDI, GTFPI, GTNET, GTNETx2, GTSYNC, GTFPGA Unit
|Scalability||Up to 60 fully-connected chassis|
|User Interface||RSCAD Software, Version 5+
7" touchscreen on each chassis
|Power||450 W max., 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Individual Chassis Dimensions||48.3 x 52.2 x 17.8 cm (WxDxH)|
|Individual Chassis Weight||~15 kg|
|Cubicle Dimensions (optional)||68.3 x 79.4 x 189.5 cm (WxDxH)|