Cell splitting in neural networks extends strong scaling (Hines et al. 2008)

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Neuron tree topology equations can be split into two subtrees and solved on different processors with no change in accuracy, stability, or computational effort; communication costs involve only sending and receiving two double precision values by each subtree at each time step. Application of the cell splitting method to two published network models exhibits good runtime scaling on twice as many processors as could be effectively used with whole-cell balancing.
Reference:
1 . Hines ML, Eichner H, Schürmann F (2008) Neuron splitting in compute-bound parallel network simulations enables runtime scaling with twice as many processors. J Comput Neurosci 25:203-10 [PubMed]
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Model Type: Realistic Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Generic;
Cell Type(s):
Channel(s):
Gap Junctions:
Receptor(s):
Gene(s):
Transmitter(s):
Simulation Environment: NEURON;
Model Concept(s): Methods;
Implementer(s): Hines, Michael [Michael.Hines at Yale.edu];
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splitcell
nrntraub
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alphasyndiffeq.mod
alphasynkin.mod *
alphasynkint.mod *
ampa.mod
ar.mod *
cad.mod *
cal.mod *
cat.mod *
cat_a.mod *
gabaa.mod
iclamp_const.mod *
k2.mod *
ka.mod *
ka_ib.mod *
kahp.mod *
kahp_deeppyr.mod *
kahp_slower.mod *
kc.mod *
kc_fast.mod *
kdr.mod *
kdr_fs.mod *
km.mod *
naf.mod *
naf_tcr.mod
naf2.mod *
nap.mod *
napf.mod *
napf_spinstell.mod *
napf_tcr.mod *
par_ggap.mod *
pulsesyn.mod *
rampsyn.mod *
rand.mod *
ri.mod
traub_nmda.mod
                            
COMMENT
sim_const.mod
Provides constant current injection and that is all.
Modified from stim.mod (del and dur and assoc code deleted):
Since this is an electrode current, positive values of i depolarize the cell
and in the presence of the extracellular mechanism there will be a change
in vext since i is not a transmembrane current but a current injected
directly to the inside of the cell.
ENDCOMMENT

NEURON {
	POINT_PROCESS IClamp_const
	RANGE amp, i
	ELECTRODE_CURRENT i
}
UNITS {
	(nA) = (nanoamp)
}

PARAMETER {
	amp (nA)
}
ASSIGNED { i (nA) }

INITIAL {
	i = amp
}

BREAKPOINT {
	: this point process has a NOP (no-operation) breakpoint
}

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