[Comp-neuro] G-Node Workshop on Neuronal GPU Computing, Munich, April 11-13, 2012

G-Node workshop on neuronal GPU computing gpu-computing at g-node.org
Tue Feb 14 16:59:54 CET 2012

G-Node Workshop on Neuronal GPU Computing

Graphics processing units (GPUs) offer a low-cost approach to parallel
high-performance computing. Neuronal simulations can be parallelized
efficiently and are particularly well suited for implementation on GPUs.
There is also great potential for GPU-based high-throughput analysis of
neuronal data. The field is progressing at rapid pace, and has reached a
point where it may strongly benefit from some kind of convergence
between the different approaches. 

To facilitate communication and foster collaboration in the field, the
German INCF Node (G-Node) organizes a one-day symposium on neuronal GPU
computing with an adjoint two-day developer workshop.


Invited Speakers (preliminary):

Romain Brette (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Andreas Fidjeland (Imperial College, London)
Dan Goodman (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Thomas Nowotny (University of Sussex, Brighton-Falmer)
Pierre Yger (Imperial College, London)

Applications are encouraged for talks at the symposium. Topics may cover
one or more of the following:

- GPU-based neuronal simulation: development, applications, user reports
- GPU-based data analysis: software and use-cases
- Reports on GPU-powered neuronal research
- Comparison of GPU-based neuronal applications with other
high-throughput technologies (e.g. clusters, neuromorphic hardware)

Participation in the symposium is free, but registration is required. 

*Developer workshop*

We encourage applications for participation in the developer workshop.
The workshop's aim is to bring together developers of GPU-based
applications for neuroscience and to enable exchange of ideas,
knowledge, and code. Enthusiastic users of GPU-based tools with
programming skills are also warmly invited. The number of participants
in the workshop is limited to 20.

Invited symposium speakers will also be present at the developer

*Application and registration:*

To apply for a presentation slot at the symposium, send us an abstract
(approx. 500 words) of your presentation.  
A note with your name and affiliation is sufficient if you only want to
register for the symposium.
To apply for the developer workshop, please send a us a short letter of
motivation stating your background, why you want to participate, and
what you could contribute to the workshop.


Direct your applications, registrations and any questions to
gpu-computing at g-node.org .

Deadline for application: 28 Feb 2012

Workshop website: https://portal.g-node.org/gpu-workshop-2012/ 
Current information about speakers will be posted there.

April 11, 2012 (Symposium)
April 12-13, 2012 (Developer Workshop)

LMU Biocenter
Großhaderner Str. 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Hope to see you in Munich in April!

The organizers

Michael Schmuker, Freie Universität Berlin & BCCN Berlin
Christian Kellner and Thomas Wachtler, G-Node, LMU München

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