The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) has become the standard open source solution for grid computing in the Internet. Volunteers use their computers to complete an small part of the task assigned by a dedicated server. We have developed a BOINC project called Neurona@Home whose objective is to simulate a cellular automata random network with, at least, one million neurons. We consider a cellular automata version of the integrate-and-fire model in which excitatory and inhibitory nodes can activate or deactivate neighbor nodes according to a set of probabilistic rules. Our aim is to determine the phase diagram of the model and its behaviour and to compare it with the electroencephalographic signals measured in real brains.
The Neurona@Home project: Simulating a large-scale cellular automata brain in a distributed computing environment
L. Acedo, J. Villanueva-Oller, J. A. Moraño, R.-J. Villanueva; The Neurona@Home project: Simulating a large-scale cellular automata brain in a distributed computing environment. AIP Conf. Proc. 15 January 2013; 1510 (1): 267–270. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4776528
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