Browsing by Author "El-Ghazawi, Tarek A."
NEural Simulation Tool(NEST) is a large scale spiking neuronal network simulator of the brain. In this work we present a CUDA(R) implementation of NEST. We were able to gain a speedup of factor 20 for the computational parts of NEST execution using a different data structure than NEST's default. Our partial implementation shows the potential gains and limitations of such possible port. We discuss possible novel approaches to be able to adapt generic spiking neural network simulators such as NEST ...
Authors:Tikidji-Hamburyan, Ruben A.; Narayana, Vikram; Bozkuş, Zeki; El-Ghazawi, Tarek A.
Publisher and Date:(Frontiers Media, 2017)Numerical simulations of brain networks are a critical part of our efforts in understanding brain functions under pathological and normal conditions. For several decades the community has developed many software packages and simulators to accelerate research in computational neuroscience. In this article we select the three most popular simulators as determined by the number of models in the ModelDB database such as NEURON GENESIS and BRIAN and perform an independent evaluation of these simulators. ...