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New Simulation Laboratory Neuroscience

A new Simulation Laboratory Neuroscience has been founded at Forschungszentrum Jülich. JSC and the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Computational and Systems Neuroscience (INM-6) will work together in close cooperation to provide advisory support for scientists in the field of neuroscience. The new SimLab is funded by the Helmholtz Association within the portfolio project "Supercomputing and Modelling for the Human Brain" and is expected to be operational by 1 January 2013.

Simultaneously, this SimLab will be integrated into the National Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience as the "Bernstein Facility Simulation and Database Technology (BFSD)" contributing its expertise in simulation and database technology to the Bernstein network.

Computer simulations and theoretical models are increasingly important tools for understanding the complex processes of our brain. The Simulation Laboratory supports neuroscientists from all over Europe in the optimal use of the Jülich supercomputers. It will also encourage the development of theoretical models, the development of simulation technology, and standardization in the field of brain research. For more information, see http://www.fz-juelich.de/bfsd and http://www.nncn.de.
(Contact: Dr. Sabine Höfler-Thierfeldt, s.hoefler-thierfeldt@fz-juelich.de)


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