The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a large-scale, European-led scientific collaborative project, which aims to gather all existing knowledge about the human brain, build multi-scale models of the brain that integrate this knowledge and use these models to simulate the brain on supercomputers. The resulting “virtual brain” offers the prospect of a fundamentally new and improved understanding of the human brain, opening the way for better treatments for brain diseases and for novel, brain-like computing technologies.


Intersection Area between PRACE  and the Human Brain Project, Lecture by prof. Stoyan Markov, 23.02.2017, Sofia, Bulgaria

Video presentations:

“Future Computing: Brain-Based Chips
Henry Markkram, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Davos, 2016

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The Human Brain in a Supercomputer“,
Prof. Dr. HenryMarkram

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Why Does the Human Brain Project Need HPC and Data Analytics Infrastructures“, 
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich

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“European Infrastructure for Supercomputing and Big Data Analytics to Advance Science and Technology“,
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, May 22, 2015

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