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Eighth SpiNNaker Workshop

Kilburn Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL (map link)

The workshop will focus on simulation of spiking neural networks using PyNN 0.9 on the SpiNNaker platform. Topics include (see also the Workshop Agenda page):
Introduction to SpiNNaker ( one of the two neuromorphic computing systems offered by the platform) hardware & software. Specifying networks in PyNN 0.9. Using the HBP portal Simple data I/O and visualisation. Connecting external devices to SpiNNaker. Adding new neuron & synapse models. Adding new learning rules. The workshop consists of sessions of presentations by the software team as well as hands-on labs with SpiNNaker hardware. There will also be time to discuss your own project plans and issues with the design team during the week.
Attendees should have some experience with Python. For the new neuron models and learning rules topics, some background in C is recommended.

Registration fee: There will be a registration fee to cover the catering. The amount is £160. There is also an option to come to the workshop meal. The cost of this is an additional £40.

Accommodation: Accommodation is NOT included. Please book your own accommodation.

Registration: For the registration a (free) HBP community account is needed. To get an account, either ask any colleague who already has an HBP account to invite you or send an email to: Then register here Then pay online in the University of Manchester Store system