The focus of NYCCS is to assist industry in the Long Island region, New York City and in New York State in the utilization of high performance computing to gain a significant competitive edge in terms of product development and data management that translates into job creation, cost savings and job retention. Here are examples of partnerships between NYCCS and industry.
Aerodynamic noise from turbomachines and wind turbines is a source of
annoyance and limits the operations of these machines. The primary
source of noise from these machines is due to flow turbulence and the
interaction of turbulence with blades. This source is poorly understood
and simple models that attempt to predict noise generation from these
interactions are inaccurate. This project uses Large Eddy Simulation
(LES) methodology to numerically compute the details of flow physics
that occur during such interactions.
Increased electricity demands and sources of instability are
challenges that require faster and more robust control of transmission
systems. Emerging Smart Grid technologies, including the deployment of
telecommunication networks and new generation sensors, will provide
large amounts of data for control decisions. The goal of this project is to study the utilization of advanced
numerical algorithms and high performance computing to solve power-flow,
state-estimation, and system-stability control problems for the New York
State transmission grid. The project is investigating how these problems
can be solved 10 to 100 times faster than solution times achieved using
current control system implementations.
In an effort to make operation of LIPA’s electrical grids more cost effective, two General Electric computer codes codes called MAPS and MARS are being run on NYCCS hardware. GE Energy's MARS code accurately assess the reliability of electric generation systems comprised of any number of interconnected areas (i.e., ties to neighboring systems that provide reserves needed for reliability). It obtains a series of snapshots of the system through hourly random queries of generating units and transmission links and determining the hourly load demand. MAPS is the GE Multi-Area Production Simulation software, a chronological simulation model that calculates hour-by-hour production costs while considering the constraints on generation dispatch imposed by transmission bottlenecks.