The Neuromorphic Computing platform: Getting started to run network simulations on SpiNNaker and emulations on BrainScaleS

For an introduction, please read the silicon brains 'homepage'.

To use the Neuromorphic computing platform (SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS machines). Getting an HBP account and using the neuromorphic computing systems for evaluation and currently also for research is free of charge:

  1. Check out the documentation: HBP Neuromorphic Computing Platform Guidebook, also available as downloadable .pdf version
  2. Get an HBP account as described on the Getting Access page.
  3. Sign the Platform User Agreement form and email as scan of it to
  4. We will create a Collab for you, complete with test quota. (Only for large 'production runs' another quota request is needed via the "Resource Manager" and only then we may have to ask you for a copy of your passport)
  5. Run your own neuromorphic simulations via Jupyter notebook directly in your browser (or via the "Job Manager" link in your new collab) using your own PyNN described network and you own input data
  6. If anything fails: see the getting help page in the guidebook.

(The online-access to the neuromorphic computing systems via the HBP Collab requires several services to be accessible. On an accessible-info is available for the specific NMC services and provides an overview about several generic HBP serices.)


The BrainScaleS-1 machine in Heidelberg, Germany



The 1 million core SpiNNaker-1 machine in Manchester, UK