The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is offering a workshop on
"SIMULATIONS IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE", June 11-14, 1997.
Participants in this workshop will learn to use PGENESIS, a
parallel version of the GENESIS simulator, and PNEURON
(under development), a parallel version of the NEURON simulator.
Both PGENESIS and PNEURON are suitable for large scale parallel
search of parameter space for single neuron and neuronal network
models. PGENESIS is also suitable for parallel simulation of
very large network models.
Both of these packages run on single workstations, workstation
networks, small-scale parallel computers and large massively
parallel supercomputers, providing a natural scale-up path.
Familiarity with the non-parallel version of GENESIS or NEURON is
preferred but not required. Techniques for parallel search of
parameter space and for decomposition of network models will be
two foci of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring
their models to the workshop.
Michael Vanier, Caltech
John Klopp, UCLA
Michael Hines, Yale
Nigel Goddard, PSC
Greg Hood, PSC
Hotel accommodations during the workshop for researchers affiliated
with U.S. academic institutions will be paid by our NIH grant.
Complimentary breakfast and lunches also will be provided.
There is no registration fee for this workshop. All other costs
incurred in attending (travel, other meals, etc.) are the
responsibility of the individual participant.
For more information and an application form please check
Application deadline is May 13, 1997.