NEW CENTRAL PROCESSING HARDWARE FOR THE RTDS® SIMULATOR
NovaCor 2.0 is the newest generation of our main processing hardware - the base unit of the RTDS Simulator. It can be used as a standalone unit or mounted in a NovaCor cubicle alongside other RTDS Simulator processing and I/O hardware.
SIMULATION CAPABILITIES: LARGER, MORE COMPLEX NETWORKS
Each NovaCor 2.0 chassis contains a powerful multicore processor - the IBM™ POWER9® - that has been custom-integrated for the real-time simulation application. Capabilities are scaled via core licensing: up to 10 cores can be licensed per chassis. Adding core licenses increases the simulation capabilities of NovaCor 2.0.
Given the same simulation hardware configuration (i.e. number of licensed cores), NovaCor 2.0 can simulate larger and more complex networks than NovaCor 1.0:
20% more Component Load Units
20% more Mainstep Nodes
25% more Substep Nodes (power electronics circuits)
25% more Distribution Mode Nodes
NEW FEATURE: POWERFUL NON-REAL-TIME SIMULATION
NovaCor 2.0 includes an exciting new feature: a non-real-time simulation mode
which supports significantly larger networks than what would be supported on the
same hardware in real time.
Non-real-time mode allows for 10x more nodes and load units than real-time mode
Get the simulation capability of an entire chassis on a single core
Supports integration of the GTSOC and PSCAD-RSCAD co-simulation features
NovaCor 2.0 is fully compatible with NovaCor 1.0 - these units can be interconnected for multi-chassis simulation - and all supported I/O and peripherals. NovaCor 2.0 is not compatible with older (GTWIF and WIF card-based) RTDS Simulator systems. NovaCor 2.0 supports the RSCAD FX software and cannot be used with previous software versions (RSCAD V5 and earlier).