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Published October 12, 2018 | Version v0.1
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arbor-sim/arbor: Version 0.1: First release

  • 1. CSCS
  • 2. Swiss National Supercomputing Centre
  • 3. Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • 4. Barcelona Supercomputing Center


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.


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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HBP SGA1 – Human Brain Project Specific Grant Agreement 1 720270
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