[Comp-neuro] Parallel simulations with NEURON on multicore Macs and PCs

Ted Carnevale carnevalet at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 19 05:05:31 CEST 2008


By now, most NEURON users are aware that simulations can be sped up
by running NEURON on workstation clusters and parallel supercomputers.
But did you know that the next official release of NEURON (version 7)
will offer multithreaded execution, so you can run parallel simulations
on standalone multicore Macs or PCs?  An alpha release of version 7
is already available at http://www.neuron.yale.edu

To learn how to take advantage of this yourself, come to the NEURON
course on Friday, Nov. 14, in Washington, DC.  For the course
description and online registration form, see
http://www.neuron.yale.edu/dc2008.html
You should act soon, because the registration deadline is Friday,
October 17--just four weeks from now.

In the meantime, you might want to check out the "Multithreaded
simulation Q & A" on the NEURON Forum
https://www.neuron.yale.edu/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1384
for a sense of the benefits of, and prerequisites for using,
multithreaded simulations.


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