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arbor-sim/arbor: Version 0.1: First release

Nora Abi Akar; John Biddiscombe; Benjamin Cumming; Marko Kabic; Vasileios Karakasis; Wouter Klijn; Anne Küsters; Ivan Martinez; Alexander Peyser; Stuart Yates

Arbor Library

Arbor library version 0.1, tagged as v0.1

Arbor is a library for implementing performance portable network simulations of multi-compartment neuron models.

An installation guide and library documentation are available online at Read the Docs.

Submit a ticket if you have any questions or want help.

Some key features include:

* Optimized back ends for CUDA, KNL and AVX2 intrinsics.
* Asynchronous spike exchange that overlaps compute and communication.
* Efficient sampling of voltage and current on all back ends.
* Efficient implementation of all features on GPU.
* Reporting of memory and energy consumption (when available on platform).
* An API for addition of new cell types, e.g. LIF and Poisson spike generators.
* Validation tests against numeric/analytic models and NEURON.

Contributors

Nora Abi Akar John Biddiscombe Benjamin Cumming Marko Kabic Vasileios Karakasis Wouter Klijn Anne Küsters Ivan Martinez Alexander Peyser Stuart Yates

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