Auryn simulator

Simulator for spiking neural networks with synaptic plasticity

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-====== Auryn spiking neural network simulator ​======+====== ​Welcome to Auryn ======
  
-Auryn is a simulator for spiking neural networks with plastic synapses. It is free and open source software optimized to build and simulate ​medium sized spiking neural networks with plasticity ​(some examples ​are Vogels et al., Science, 2011; Zenke et al., Nature Communications,​ 2015; [[examples:​start#​from_published_work|and more]])+Auryn is a simulator for spiking neural networks with plastic synapses. It is free and open source software optimized to simulate spiking neural networks with plasticity. Here are   ​[[examples:​start#​from_published_work|some examples]] from published work
  
  
 ===== When to use Auryn ===== ===== When to use Auryn =====
  
-As a spiking neural network simulator Auryn is complementary to other simulators such as [[http://​www.nest-initiative.org|NEST]] and [[http://​briansimulator.org/​|Brian]]. Instead of large-scale simulations or ease of model development,​ Auryn'​s main focus lies on the efficient ​simulation ​of small or medium sized network models with plasticity over extended periods of time (hours to days). ​ ​Its ​is optimized to run efficiently on shared memory machines ​or small clusters. ​To that end, Auryn is written ​from scratch ​in C++ and uses MPI for parallel execution. Auryn also runs on Intel'​s [[manual:​xeonphi|Xeon Phi]] architecture and has experimental [[GPU support]].+As a spiking neural network simulator Auryn is complementary to other simulators such as [[http://​www.nest-initiative.org|NEST]] and [[http://​briansimulator.org/​|Brian]]. Instead of focusing on large-scale simulations or ease of model development,​ Auryn'​s main focus lies on simulation ​speed to efficiently simulate ​small or medium sized network models with plasticity over extended periods of simulated ​time (hours to days). ​To that end, Auryn is optimized to run efficiently on shared memory machines ​and small clusters. Auryn is written in C++ and uses MPI for parallel execution.
  
 ===== Guiding principles ===== ===== Guiding principles =====
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 ===== Navigating this wiki ===== ===== Navigating this wiki =====
  
-This wiki aims at providing examples and documentation for Auryn users and developers. To get started take a look at [[quick start]] and check out the [[Examples:​start]] pages. Here you will also find most of the simulation code of [[examples:​start&#​from_published_work|published work]]. The best place for questions is the [[http://www.fzenke.net/​auryn/​forum/​|support forum]]. ​+This wiki aims at providing examples and documentation for Auryn users and developers. To get started take a look at [[quick start]] and check out the [[Examples:​start]] pages. Here you will also find most of the simulation code of [[examples:​start&#​from_published_work|published work]]. The best place for questions is the [[https://​fzenke.net/​auryn/​forum/​|support forum]]. ​
  
  
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 **Copyright and License** ​ **Copyright and License** ​
-Auryn is written and maintained by [[http://www.fzenke.net|Friedemann Zenke]] (2014-2016).+Auryn is written and maintained by [[http://​fzenke.net|Friedemann Zenke]] (2014-2019).
 Auryn is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify Auryn is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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 If you want to have write access to this Wiki, let me know. To learn how to write and modify entries please check out the [[wiki:​syntax]] section. If you are looking for a good place to start, you find a list with [[start:​wanted]] articles. If you want to have write access to this Wiki, let me know. To learn how to write and modify entries please check out the [[wiki:​syntax]] section. If you are looking for a good place to start, you find a list with [[start:​wanted]] articles.
  
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 **Funding** During Auryn'​s development Friedemann received support of the European Community'​s Seventh Framework Program under grant agreement no. 237955 (FACETS-ITN),​ 269921 (BrainScales) and the European Research Council under grant agreement no. 268689 (MultiRules). Moreover, Friedemann was supported by the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation). **Funding** During Auryn'​s development Friedemann received support of the European Community'​s Seventh Framework Program under grant agreement no. 237955 (FACETS-ITN),​ 269921 (BrainScales) and the European Research Council under grant agreement no. 268689 (MultiRules). Moreover, Friedemann was supported by the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation).
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