Webcast tutorial: Introduction to the Neuroscience Gateway (NSG) -- A Portal for Computational Neuroscience
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.
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
• 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
For further details and registration: https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar. Registration opens 9:00 PST, 12 Feb, 2013 and closes 16:00 PST, 8 Mar, 2013. This training session is offered at no charge.
More information about the Neuroscience Gateway: http://www.nsgportal.org