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Recent Advances in Parallel Virtual Machine and Message Passing Interface

Volume 4757 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 391-392

Multithreaded and Distributed Simulation of Large Biological Neuronal Networks

  • Jochen M. EpplerAffiliated withHonda Research Institute, Offenbach/MainBernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
  • , Hans E. PlesserAffiliated withDept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, PO Box 5003, 1432 Ås
  • , Abigail MorrisonAffiliated withComputational Neuroscience Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama
  • , Markus DiesmannAffiliated withComputational Neuroscience Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, SaitamaBernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
  • , Marc-Oliver GewaltigAffiliated withHonda Research Institute, Offenbach/MainBernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg

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Abstract

To understand the principles of information processing in the brain, we depend on models with more than 105 neurons and 109 connections [1]. These networks can be described as graphs of threshold elements that exchange point events.