June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Supercomputing & Human Brain Project – Following Brain Research & ICT on 10-Year Quest
Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Room:   Hall 2
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Breaks:4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Coffee Break
Chair(s):   Richard Walker, EPFL
Abstract:   The goal of the Human Brain Project is to pull together all our existing knowledge about the human brain and to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations. The models offer the prospect of a new understanding of the human brain and its diseases and of completely new computing and robotic technologies. Central to the Human Brain Project is Information and Computing Technology (ICT). The project will develop ICT platforms for neuroinformatics, brain simulation and supercomputing that will make it possible to federate neuroscience data from all over the world, to integrate the data in unifying models and simulations of the brain, to check the models against data from biology and to make them available to the world scientific community. Exploiting the resulting knowledge on the architecture and circuitry of the brain will allow researchers to develop new computing systems. Starting in 2013, the European Commission will support this vision through the new FET Flagship Program. Federating more than 80 European and international research institutions, the Human Brain Project is planned to last ten years and estimated to cost an estimated EUR 1,190 million. The series of yearly sessions at ISC aims at presenting the challenge and the progress and to provide a platform for engaging the community of High Performance Computing and beyond.  
Presentations: A Simulation Perspective on Challenges & Opportunities in the Human Brain Project
2:15 PM - 2:40 PM
    Felix Schürmann, EPFL
The Supercomputing Infrastructure Roadmap for the Human Brain Project
2:40 PM - 3:05 PM
    Thomas Lippert, JSC
Opportunities for New Developments in Supercomputing in the Human Brain Project
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM
    Thomas Schulthess, CSCS
Future Computing & the Human Brain Project
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
    Karlheinz Meier, EPFL
Questions & Answers
3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
Program may be subject to changes.