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Division High Performance Computing in Neuroscience

Head of the division High Performance Computing in Neuroscience

Dr. Boris Orth

Dr. Boris Orth
Phone: +49 2461 61-9123
Fax: +49 2461 61-6656

The central goal of the division HPC in Neuroscience is to strengthen and focus the JSC's activities at the intersection of computational neuroscience and high performance computing. These activities include major contributions to the Helmholtz Portfolio Theme Supercomputing and Modeling for the Human Brain (SMHB) and to the Human Brain Project (HBP), one of two large-scale European FET Flagship projects funded by the European Commission.

Within the Portfolio Theme SMHB and the HBP in particular, but also in local projects and within JARA-HPC, the division works closely together with groups from the neighboring Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) at Forschungszentrum Jülich and with the Virtual Reality Group at RWTH Aachen University. It hosts the Simulation Lab Neuroscience, which supports the neuroscience community in leveraging HPC resources for their research. As the Bernstein Facility for High Performance Simulation and Data Analytics, the SimLab contributes its expertise to the German National Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience.

The division carries out research and development in the fields of data analysis, modeling, simulation, visualization and HPC methods in computational neuroscience, and supports the neuroscience community in these fields through the Simulation Lab Neuroscience. Additional planned focus areas include data management, hardware co-design work with the JSC's Exascale Labs and the use of special HPC architectures for computational neuroscience. The division also coordinates the Portfolio Theme SMHB and manages the High Performance Computing Platform subproject of the Human Brain Project.