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SimLab Neuroscience

Bernstein Facility for High Performance Simulation and Data Analytics


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The SimLab Neuroscience at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) was established in 2013 as a central element of the Helmholtz Portfolio Theme Supercomputing and Modeling for the Human Brain. The SimLab serves as a bridge between neuroscience and high-performance computing (HPC) by providing high-level, community-oriented support for neuroscientists. This includes in-house and collaborative research and development of data analytics and simulation technologies, leveraging the power of HPC.

The SimLab Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers with complementary backgrounds and skills, dedicated to supporting neuroscientists in using high-performance computing and data resources for their research.

SimLab Neuroscience research and support activities include

  • Developing simulation, data analysis and visualisation technology for neuroscience
  • Porting and optimizing user codes for supercomputers
  • Maintaining installations of widely used simulation and data analysis tools on the supercomputers
  • Supporting the preparation of computing time proposals and Preparatory Access
  • Offering tutorials, courses and workshops

The SimLab’s expertise in both neuroscience and HPC is based on in-house research and development, as well as joint projects with the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and other national and international partners.


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