NSF-funded E-CAS project results: Researchers Study The Brain's Neural Code by Simulating Cortical Circuits on 100k Simultaneous Cores Using Google Cloud

Researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Sciences University presented the Phase 1 results of the NSF-funded “Exploring Clouds for the Acceleration of Science” (E-CAS) project to a scientific panel and the general public. This online presentation describes their efforts to decipher the brain's neural code through large-scale detailed simulation of cortical circuits. To achieve this they developed novel methods and exploited state-of-the-art supercomputing technologies on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), including running simulations on 100k cores simultaneously.