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14th Fenix Research Infrastructure webinar
14th Fenix Research Infrastructure webinar
This webinar will present the deployment of the Neurorobotics Platform (NRP) on Fenix Research Infrastructure exploiting HPC compute node parallelization for embodied large scale spiking neural network simulations. The webinar will introduce the architecture that builds up on persistent virtual machines as well as requested compute nodes and presents benchmark results showcasing the benefits of a highly distributed simulation setup. You will learn about a browser based Graphical User Interface for managing simulation jobs and see a use case of an embodied million neuron rodent brain simulation running interactively in the NRP.

Who should attend?

-Roboticists with focus on biologically derived learning
-Researchers in Embodied AI
-HPC infrastructure users
-EBRAINS service developers
-Other platform service developers

Main takeaways

-How the NRP is deployed on HPC infrastructure for large scale simulations
-How we interface virtual machines, compute nodes and a Graphical User Interface for an interactive, easily accessible simulation service
-How scientific tool developers can make their services available using ICEI/Fenix Research Infrastructure


-Architecture and Interfaces
-Multi-Node Brain Parallelization
-Graphical User Interface
-Embodied Million Neuron Rodent Brain Simulation

Feb 15, 2022 03:00 PM in Madrid

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Benedikt Feldotto
Research Assistant HBP @Technische Universität München
Benedikt Feldotto received a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), also gaining industry work experience in the pre-development of automation and including a development stay in the USA. Based on his general engineering education he specialized in autonomous robotic systems implementing findings from Cognitive Neuroscience with the Master of Science program in "Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence" at Technical University of Munich (TUM). In 2017 Benedikt Feldotto joined the research group of Neurorobotics in the European Human Brain Project (HBP). His research interests focus on biomimetic learning in neurorobotic systems and the interaction of robots with humans as well as the environment. Additional discussions about ethical concerns arising with learning robots joining our daily life are very welcomed.