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Using the Neuroscience Gateway Portal for Parallel Simulation

Satellite Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Speakers include Amit Majumdar1, Subha Sivagnanam1,

Padraig Gleeson2, Simon Rothmeier3, Ted Carnevale4, Alex Peyser5, Hannah Bos5

1San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
2Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London
3Neurology, Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Germany
4Neurobiology, Yale University
5Forschungszentrum Jülich (Research Centre Jülich)
Date: Oct. 17, 2015
Registration: register here by October 2nd, 2015; registration fee $25
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00 PM CST
Location: Chicago, USA
Address: TBD(registered attendees will be informed)
Agenda can be downloaded here
This workshop is intended for neuroscientists who are already using, or would like to use, the Neuroscience Gateway (NSG http://www.nsgportal.org/) in their research. The NSG portal eliminates most administrative and technical barriers that face neuroscientists who need to use high-performance computing resources for large modeling projects and other computationally intensive tasks such as analysis of neuroimaging data. Its web-based interface simplifies the tasks of uploading models or data, specifying job parameters, monitoring job status, and storing and retrieving output data. Software currently installed includes the FreeSurfer Software Suite, the Virtual Brain Emperical Data Pipeline [1], and simulators such as Brian, GENESIS3, MOOSE, NEST[2,3], NEURON, and PyNN. The workshop will combine didactic presentations by NSG's developers, discussions with experienced users, and hands-on instruction in how to use the portal. Registration is limited so be sure to sign up early.

[1]Schirner, M., Rothmeier, S., Jirsa, V.K., McIntosh, A.R., Ritter, P.. An automated pipeline for constructing personalized virtual brains from multimodal neuroimaging data. Neuroimage 117:343-357, 2015.
[2] Kunkel S, Schmidt M, Eppler JM, Plesser HE, Masumoto G, Igarashi J, Ishii S, Fukai T, Morrison A, Diesmann M, Helias M (2014) Spiking network simulation code for petascale computers. Front. Neuroinform 8:78. DOI:10.3389/fninf.2014.00078.
[3] Hahne J, Helias M, Kunkel S, Igarashi J, Bolten M, Frommer A and Diesmann M (2015). A unified framework for spiking and gap-junction interactions in distributed neuronal network simulations. Front. Neuroinform. 9:22. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2015.00022

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