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2nd HPAC Platform Training

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Nov 26, 2019 09:00 AM to
Nov 27, 2019 05:00 PM


Marsilius-College, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

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Neuroscience research has become increasingly interdisciplinary in recent years. New imaging technologies deliver ultra-high resolution images, and new simulator technology enables scientists to simulate larger and more detailed neural networks. Such data can no longer be analysed and such simulations can no longer be run solely on a user’s computer in the office: clusters, supercomputers and good data management strategies have become indispensable.

During this 2nd HPAC Platform Training Event we will give an introduction to the resources, tools and services provided by the High Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Platform and by the Fenix infrastructure. The different options to get access to High-Performance Computing (HPC) and data resources, as well as how to use Fenix resources and services in workflows will be presented, including sessions on how to transfer between HPC sites and how to access resources from Jupyter notebooks in the HBP Collaboratory. The participants will get an overview of the visualization tools available in the HBP. The simulator NEST, for models with point-neurons will be introduced, including more in-depth sessions introducing NEST Desktop, NESTML and an outlook to NEST 3. Another session will deal with the coupling of the simulators NEST and TVB.

The agenda of this 2nd HPAC Training is aligned with the programme of the other events taking place in parallel so that participants of one event can also attend some sessions of the other events that are also relevant for them.

Some sessions of this training are organised by the HBP High-Level Support Team (HLST). The services offered by the HLST can be found here: HLST website


Confirmed Speakers

  • Sandra Diaz Pier, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

  • Jochen Eppler, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

  • Håkon Mørk, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 

  • Charl Linssen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

  • Anna Lührs, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

  • Susana Mata Fernández, URJC, Spain 

  • Boris Orth, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

  • Stefan Rotter, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany 

  • Bernd Schuller, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

  • Sebastian Spreizer, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany 

  • Alex Upton, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Scientific Chairs

  • Carolina Olmo Peñate | Barcelona Supercomputer Center, Spain
  • Anna Lührs | Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany


  • Martina Schmalholz | Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Education Programme Office | Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
  • High-Level Support Team (HLST)