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Workshop "Supercomputing for Neuroscientists"

How High-Performance Computing (HPC) can help your neuroscience projects

03 Nov 2015 09:00
03 Nov 2015 17:00
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Rotunda, building 16.4, room 301

Neuroscience today is tackling problems of increasing complexity and scale as exemplified by projects such as the Human Brain Project. To fulfill the requirements of computationally intensive simulations and analyses of large data sets, applications suitable for High Performance Computing (HPC) systems must be developed, or adapted from algorithms originally designed for PCs and small clusters.

This workshop aims at bringing neuroscientists interested in using HPC technology for their projects together with experts from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s Simulation Laboratory Neuroscience, whose main goal is to bridge the gap between Computational Neuroscience and HPC.

During the workshop, the participants will learn about HPC and how it can be used as an instrument for neuroscience. The SimLab will present some current projects and collaborations as examples of how neuroscience can benefit from making the transition and porting code to supercomputers. Examples include brain modeling and simulation and the processing and analysis of brain imaging data. Experts from the JSC will explain how to get access to Jülich’s JUQUEEN and JURECA supercomputers and how the SimLab can support neuroscience groups in using these systems. While this part of the workshop is primarily intended for PIs whose affiliation is in Germany, and who may thus apply for computing time on the Jülich supercomputers through the national GCS and NIC calls, it will also touch on how European supercomputing resources, including those of Jülich, may be accessed by PIs from outside of Germany through the European PRACE access schemes.