A Service Oriented Architecture for Exploring High Performance Distributed Power Models

  • Yan Liu
  • Jared M. Chase
  • Ian Gorton
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7636)


Power grids are increasingly incorporating high quality, high throughput sensor devices inside power distribution networks. These devices are driving an unprecedented increase in the volume and rate of available information. The real-time requirements for handling this data are beyond the capacity of conventional power models running in central utilities. Hence, we are exploring distributed power models deployed at the regional scale. The connection of these models for a larger geographic region is supported by a distributed system architecture. This architecture is built in a service oriented style, whereby distributed power models running on high performance clusters are exposed as services. Each service is semantically annotated and therefore can be discovered through a service catalog and composed into workflows. The overall architecture has been implemented as an integrated workflow environment useful for power researchers to explore newly developed distributed power models.


Service oriented architecture high performance computing power grid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Liu
    • 1
  • Jared M. Chase
    • 1
  • Ian Gorton
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA

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