PGENESIS is a software package that enables the GENESIS neural simulator to run on a variety of parallel machines (including multi-core workstations).
PGENESIS is intended for problems in which a large number of processors can quickly perform a simulation or set of simulations that would take exceedingly long on a conventional serial computer. This enables one to model large-scale networks and/or run many simultaneous simulations, e.g. for parameter searching.
Limitations: A user must modify their scripts to take advantage of the capabilities of PGENESIS; this tool does not automatically run an arbitrary GENESIS script in parallel. Also, individual neurons cannot be split across processes.
LicenseGNU General Public License
Prerequirementsmost Unix/Linux OS's; MPI or PVM
Ease of UseIntermediate
Keywordsbiophysical modeling, parallel computing, simulation, simulator,
External web sitehttp://www.psc.edu/Packages/PGENESIS/
- Dec 09, 2008
- Last Modified:
- May 12, 2010