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Supercomputing for Neuroscientists

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

3 November 2015 - Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)


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 need to be newly 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 to 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 therefore 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.

Please register here:

Please note that the number of participants is limited.
The deadline for registrations is October 29th.