Advancing your neuroscientific research to the next level

How to use high performance computing and cloud services to answer your scientific questions

January 18-20, 2022

Neuroscientific research comes along with a multitude of highly complex data. Using high performance computing (HPC) and cloud services can help to better process and understand your data and to get the maximum benefit for your personal research. This is why the Bernstein Facility for High Performance Simulation and Data Analysis is the central port of call for Bernstein members to access the facilities of the high-performance computers at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

This hands-on workshop will help you understand how to access the resources of the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) and make the most of this opportunity for your specific research. Get inspired by professional use cases and benefit from the one-on-one exchange with the experts in high performance simulation and data analysis from Jülich.

Participation in the 2,5 day event is open to early career researchers (PhD and early Post-docs), regardless of their affiliation with the Bernstein Network. Currently, the event is planned as a hybrid workshop enabling both online and on-site participation. Yet, the global Covid-19 situation might call for a change of plan. In this case, the organizers will inform registered participants straight away.

On-site: Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, (limited to 25 participants, on-site participants need to follow the ‘2G-rule’ and be either vaccinated against or recovered from Covid-19)

Online: Zoom (Link will be sent prior to the event)

Course Language: English

Registration deadline: 25 November 2021


Tuesday, 18 January 2022

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Deep Learning for neuroimaging (Fahad Khalid)
  • Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 13:30 HEAT/ distributed machine learning (Kai Krajsek)
  • Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 16:00 EBRAINS Tools & Services developed by JSC (Abigail Morrison)
  • Coffee break
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Overview of ICEI Resources (ICEI Coordination Team: Valentina Armuzza)

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Interactive Session on participants own use cases
  • Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 13:30 Technical hands-on session
  • 12:00 – 13:30 Q&A session
  • Lunch break
  • 14:30 – 16:00 Session to help with the application for resources
  • Coffee break
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Machine hall tour with Andreas Müller
  • Social Dinner

Thursday, 20 January 2022

  • 10:00 – 11:30 Research Data Management
  • Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 13:00 FAIRdata


Onsite * Online
Bernstein Member 100 € 20 €
Regular Participant 170 € 35 €
*Costs include workshop fee, catering and local accomodation.

Bernstein Coordination Site

Dr. Janina Radny
Bernstein Coordination Site (BCOS)
Branch Office of the Forschungszentrum Jülich
at the University of Freiburg
Hansastr. 9a
D-79104 Freiburg

High Performance Simulationand Data Analysis

Dr. Maren Frings
SimLab Neuroscience
Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
Institute for Advanced Simulation
Forschungszentrum Jülich
D-52425 Jülich