Invited talk on cloud computing for brain simulations at Google Next'18

Dr. Salvador Dura-Bernal was invited to give a talk at the Google's cloud computing conference (Next'18) in San Francisco on July 26 2018. The session was called "Computing with Power Not Previously Possible with BigQuery & Compute Engine". Google invited Dr.Dura-Bernal to talk about their recent collaboration using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to run large-scale simulations of the primary motor cortex circuits. Dr. Dura-Bernal was one of the first researchers to test the integration between GCP and SLURM, and to run very large-scale parallel simulatuons: using over 30,000 processors simultaneously. This enabled Salvador to significantly expedite his research by reducing computing times from several days to just a few hours. The full talk describing this work is available here: