NovaCor 2.0 is the latest generation of central processing hardware for the RTDS Simulator. Based on a powerful multi-core processor, NovaCor 2.0 brings exciting new features and capabilities while maintaining the familiar hardware architecture of the NovaCor family, and supporting the RSCAD FX software.
We’re happy to introduce our latest generation of simulation hardware. Released in July 2023, NovaCor 2.0 is based on IBM’s POWER9 processor and has exciting new features and performance gains.
NovaCor 2.0 includes an exciting new feature: a non-real-time simulation mode which supports the simulation of significantly larger networks than would be possible in real time with the same quantity of simulation hardware. Eliminating the hard real time requirement allows more nodes and load units in the network.
The RTDS Simulator already has non-real-time simulation capability, but until now, there have been no gains in the size/complexity of network that can be represented when using this mode. The new non-real-time feature, exclusive to NovaCor 2.0, gives a big edge to its users.
NovaCor 2.0 brings these exciting new capabilities while maintaining the same form factor and hardware architecture as NovaCor 1.0. Users who are familiar with NovaCor 1.0 will find the same user experience with NovaCor 2.0.
NovaCor 2.0 is fully compatible with NovaCor 1.0 – these units can be interconnected for multi-chassis simulation. NovaCor 2.0 is not compatible with older (GTWIF and WIF card-based) RTDS Simulator systems.
NovaCor 2.0 supports the RSCAD FX software. It cannot be used with older versions of RSCAD (V5 and previous).