The openPDC is a high-performance data concentrator platform for managing streaming synchrophasor and other time-series data in real-time.
The openPDC has been in production use since 2004. It has a proven performance record and it continues to be on a steep improvement curve. Like all GPA products, the openPDC is open source, with no licensing costs so that the system can be easily tested prior to making production implementation commitments.
See: openPDC Overview
The openPDC is a windows service. It includes a WPF-based configuration application; an optional web-based configuration application; a console application to monitor and issue commands to the windows service; a relational data base to hold configuration information; and a performance historian to frequently log information on each active connection. See: Getting Started with openPDC for step-by-step installation instructions.
A historian such as the openHistorian or Pi is used to to save the synchrophasor data processed by the openPDC. This phasor data historian is typically implemented on separate hardware.
openPDC Version 2.8+
open Phasor Data Concentrator (c) Grid Protection Alliance 2010-2021
Hosting Hardware Requirements
Hosting Systems Requirements
Default Service Account: NT SERVICE\openPDC
The “NT SERVICE\openPDC” is a managed local account, also known as a “virtual account”. The openPDC virtual account has only the rights assigned to it by the installer, at a minimum, read-write access to the openPDC install folder. If the openPDC needs more specific domain-level access, e.g., an account for database access, it is recommended to use a Group Managed Service Account or gMSA. A gMSA will provide similar security and password-free administrative features as a virtual account, but operates at a domain level.
The openPDC virtual account provides the following features:
Embedded Third-Party Code Components
The components listed below are embedded within GPA's installation package and do not need to be installed seperately. They are shown here to provide transparency and to faciliate integration, operability, and security assessments.