[Comp-neuro] NEST 2.0 released under GPL

Gewaltig Marc-Oliver marc-oliver.gewaltig at epfl.ch
Wed Oct 24 11:04:32 CEST 2012


Dear Colleagues,
Dear NEST users,

We are very happy to announce the final release of NEST 2.0.0. It
is available to you at

http://www.nest-initiative.org/index.php/Software:Download

This version is the first to be released under the GNU General Public
License version 2 (or later), which replaces the old NEST license.

Thanks to your testing, discussions, feature requests and bug reports,
we were able to fix the a large number of bugs since release candidate 4.
In particular, we changed the following:

* New neuron models: ginzburg_neuron [1] and izhikevich [2]
* New function DataConnect to connect networks based on connectivity data
* New functions GetConnections, GetSynapseStatus and SetSynapseStatus to efficiently query connections
* Fixed regression that restricted the number of neurons connected
* Fixed numerical instabilities of the AdEx model
* Greatly optimized SLI interpreter
* Fixed build failure when compiling with GCC 4.6+
* Tests that use GSL now return success if NEST is compiled
  without GSL support
  to spike_detectors and music_out_proxys to 128
* Fixed typo in Topology User Manual
* Changed license from proprietary NEST License to GNU GPL v2 or later

A complete list of changes, also for previous versions, is available at
the extended changelog on our website at

http://www.nest-initiative.org/index.php/Software:Release_Notes

For a list of features provided by NEST, see the feature list on our
website at

http://www.nest-initiative.org/index.php/Software:Features

As always, send bug reports to bugs at nest-initiative.org<mailto:bugs at nest-initiative.org> or to the NEST
user mailing list.


On behalf of the NEST Initiative
Marc-Oliver Gewaltig, President

[1] Iris Ginzburg, Haim Sompolinsky. Theory of correlations in
  stochastic neural networks (1994). PRE 50(4) p. 3171
[2] Izhikevich, Simple Model of Spiking Neurons, IEEE Transactions on
  Neural Networks (2003) 14:1569-1572

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Marc-Oliver Gewaltig
EPFL- BLUE BRAIN PROJECT
Quartier de l’innovation
Bâtiment J – 3ème étage
CH-1015 Lausanne - Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 6931866
Web: http://people.epfl.ch/marc-oliver.gewaltig


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