The HBP will develop six ICT platforms, dedicated respectively to Neuroinformatics, Brain Simulation, High Performance Computing, Medical Informatics, Neuromorphic Computing and Neurorobotics. In all cases, the platforms will build on existing capabilities, some but not all developed by the HBP partners. The HBP platforms will be designed for use by scientists from outside the HBP Consortium who may have limited technological expertise. Software and related documentation will be developed and maintained to professional standards.

The Consortium will develop technical support and training programmes for users of the platforms. Access to the platforms will be through a competitive process similar to the process used to allocate time on major scientific instruments (e.g. telescopes).

What People are Saying

  • We will build these platforms, we will make them available to the public and we will provide all the tools to use and operate them.

    Prof. Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg,
    Co-director of the HBP and co-leader of the Neuromorphic Computing Subproject