"Large multiscale neuronal network simulations and
innovative neurotechnologies are required for development of these models requires
development of new simulation technologies.
We describe here the current use of
the NEURON simulator with MPI (message passing interface) for simulation in
the domain of moderately large networks on commonly available High
Performance Computers (HPCs).
We discuss the
basic layout of such simulations, including the methods of simulation setup, the
run-time spike passing paradigm and post-simulation data storage and data
We also compare three types of
Lytton WW, Seidenstein AH, Dura-Bernal S, McDougal RA, Schürmann F, Hines ML (2016) Simulation Neurotechnologies for Advancing Brain Research: Parallelizing Large Networks in NEURON. Neural Comput 28:2063-90 [PubMed]