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Scaling to 1024 software processes and hardware cores of the distributed simulation of a spiking neural network including up to 20G synapses

  title={Scaling to 1024 software processes and hardware cores of the distributed simulation of a spiking neural network including up to 20G synapses},
  author={Elena Pastorelli and Pier Stanislao Paolucci and Roberto Ammendola and Andrea Biagioni and Ottorino Frezza and Francesca Lo Cicero and Alessandro Lonardo and Michele Martinelli and Francesco Simula and Piero Vicini},
This short report describes the scaling, up to 1024 software processes and hardware cores, of a distributed simulator of plastic spiking neural networks. A previous report demonstrated good scalability of the simulator up to 128 processes. Herein we extend the speed-up measurements and strong and weak scaling analysis of the simulator to the range between 1 and 1024 software processes and hardware cores. We simulated two-dimensional grids of cortical columns including up to ~20G synapses… 

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