Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI


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Project #2: Optimizing the Turbine Siting of Large Wind Farms (Autumn 2010)

For 10 years, the Future SOC Lab, the HPI's top research laboratory, has been offering researchers free access to a powerful IT landscape. The Lab, a server system consisting of many computing cores, with high memory capacity and a large volume of hard disk storage, specializes in service-oriented computing, involving the creation of software units that can be distributed over a network to create business processes and business applications.

Optimizing the Turbine Siting of Large Wind Farms
Project #2: Optimizing the Turbine Siting of Large Wind Farms (Image: Future Soc Lab)

In the last decade, many exciting projects have used the lab for their research projects. We would like to present five of them to you on the occasion of our 10th anniversary. 

Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich is head of the Algorithm Engineering department at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. For many years, he was involved in the project "Optimizing the Turbine Siting of Large Wind Farms", which focused on their optimization in strong wind conditions. As one of the first users, the project of Tobias Friedrich, then at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, was supported by the Lab’s resources and presented at the HPI Future SOC Lab Day. With the help of the results and the expertise of Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich, in the field of analysis and use of algorithms, important results for a more efficient use of wind turbines could be achieved.