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 EuroMPI/Asia and HiPerCH 2

Marc-André Hermanns, member of the cross-sectional group "Parallel Efficiency", will team up with other scientists in the field of performance analysis of parallel applications to conduct tutorials on "Practical Hybrid Parallel Application Performance Engineering" at the EuroMPI/Asia 2014 conference in Kyoto, Japan and the "HPC-Hessen Kick-Off Event (HiPerCH 2)" in Darmstadt, Germany.

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.