Introduction to the Neuroscience Gateway Workshop

When: 10:00 – 12:00 PDT, 14 Mar, 2013

This workshop introduces participants to the Neuroscience Gateway
(NSG), which is being developed for the computational neuroscience
community with funding from the National Science Foundation. The NSG
provides an easy and user-friendly environment to access XSEDE high
performance computing (HPC) resources to run computational neuroscience
software such as NEURON, GENESIS, MOOSE etc. The NSG’s simple web-based
interface makes it quick and easy to create an account, upload neuronal
model code, run simulations and get back results.

The workshop will begin with an introduction of the NSG. This will be
followed by a hands-on session in which attendees will use the NSG
portal to upload neuronal models, set appropriate HPC parameters, run
simulations with NEURON on XSEDE HPC resources, monitor simulation
status, retrieve output results etc.

Agenda:

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM (PDT): Overview of NSG
• Background of NSG
• Software architecture of NSG
• Functionality of NSG
• How to use NSG
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM (PDT): Hands on usage of NSG
• Login
• Neuronal model upload
• Setting parameters
• Submission of simulation to XSEDE HPC resource
• Retrieval (and storage) of output results
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM (PDT): Questions and Discussion
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More information about the Neuroscience Gateway:

http://www.nsgportal.org

This training session is offered at no charge.
Interested users are encouraged to register at:
https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar/-/training/class/109 (for onsite attendees)
https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar/-/training/class/108 (for online attendees)

Registration opens 9:00 PST, 12 Feb, 2013
and closes 16:00 PST, 8 Mar, 2013