[Comp-neuro] NEURON Course at 2008 SFN Meeting

Ted Carnevale carnevalet at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 26 05:07:57 CEST 2008


Short Course Announcement

Using NEURON to Model Cells and Networks
Satellite Symposium, Society for Neuroscience Meeting
9 AM - 5 PM on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008
Speakers to include M.L. Hines and N.T. Carnevale

The emphasis of this course is on practical issues that are key to the
most productive use of NEURON, an advanced simulation environment for
realistic modeling of biological neurons and neural circuits. Through
lectures and live computer demonstrations, we will present the
principles and procedures that are involved in creating and using models
of cells and networks with NEURON. We will also show how to create
distributed models that achieve nearly linear speedup with the number
of processors by taking advantage of parallel hardware ranging from
multiprocessor personal computers and workstation clusters to massively
parallel supercomputers.

Partial list of topics to be covered:
* Efficient design and implementation of models of neurons and networks.
   + Constructing and managing models with the Cell Builder,
     Channel Builder, Linear Circuit Builder, Network Builder,
     and Model Viewer.
   + Using the built-in variable-order variable-timestep integrator
     for improved speed and accuracy.
   + Parallelizing models of cells and networks.
   + Optimizing models with high-dimensional datasets.
* Expanding NEURON's repertoire of biophysical mechanisms.
* Databases for empirically-based modeling.

Each registrant will a comprehensive set of notes.

Registration is limited to 40 individuals on a first-come,
first serve basis.
Registration deadline is Monday, October 13, 2008.
No on-site registration will be accepted.

For more information see http://www.neuron.yale.edu/dc2008.html

--Ted Carnevale



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