Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser

Associate Professor in Informatics
Head of the Basic Science Section
Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Mail PO Box 5003, N-1432 Ås
Office TF kvartalet, Drøbakveien 31, Room 327B
Phone +47 67231560
Email hans.ekkehard.plesser@nmbu.no
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24.12.2014 NEST 2.6.0 released as Christmas gift to the community. This release mainly provides improvements behind the scenes, in particular the highly memory efficient network representation for petascale simulations described in Kunkel et al (2014).
14.11.2014 Invited lecture on NEST: A Simulator for the Brain Scale at the Center for Integrative Neuroplasticity" at University of Oslo.
13.11.2014 Elected president of the NEST Initiative for a two-year term.
30.10.2014 New paper by Birgit Kriener, Håkon Enger, Tom Tetzlaff, Hans E. Plesser, Marc-Oliver Gewaltig, and Gaute T. Einevoll: Dynamics of self-sustained asynchronous-irregular activity in random networks of spiking neurons with strong synapses. Front Neuroinform 8:136 (2014) eprint.
10.10.2014 New paper by Susanne Kunkel, Maximilian Schmidt, Jochen Eppler, Hans E. Plesser, Gen Masumoto, Jun Igarashi, Shin Ishii, Tomoki Fukai, Abigail Morrison, Markus Diesmann, and Moritz Helias: Spiking network simulation code for petascale computers. Front Neuroinform 8:78 (2014) eprint.
13.06.2014 NEST 2.4.0 is released with a wide range of improvements, including Python 3 compatibility. My main contributions were the design of a flexible and performant scheme for creating and parameterizing connections. This release made improved data structures described by Kunkel et al (2012) available.
02.08.2013 The largest-ever NEST simulation ran on the full K computer in Kobe, Japan, simulating 1.73 billion neurons connected by 10.4 trillion synapses using all 663.552 cores of the K supercomputer. For details, see the press release. I am participating in the project as guest researcher at INM-6 at the Research Center Jüich.