NEST: The Neural Simulation Tool

One of the central simulators in Computational Neuroscience, NEST, is developed for 20 years according to the needs of neuroscience. Since 2012, high performance computing and visualization scientists at RWTH Aachen University are collaborating with experts at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The main goal of the collaboration is the efficient visualization of brain-scale neuronal networks and the improvement of the performance on supercomputers. NEST's relationship to national and international research projects was recently summarized in an information booklet.
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JARA-HPC at the SC'14 in New Orleans

This year JARA-HPC’s scientists will present their work at the Supercomputing Conference in New Orleans. From November 16 till 21 there will be a variety of workshops surrounding the topic „HPC matters“ that will concentrate on different aspects of High performance computing.Additionally there will be a large-scale exhibition where industry experts and experts from the fields of science and education will be present.

JARA-HPC "Simulation" events

The JARA presentations and workshops on Simulation inform interested students and scientists of all faculties about events related to simulation sciences.


As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.


Human Brain Project
JARA Involved in European Megaproject on Human Brain Simulation
JARA FIT Annual Report
You can download the new JARA-FIT Annual Report 2012 from here. Our last year's scientific progress and our achievements are documented there.