This hackathon is intended to provide a space for developers to:
- Better understand the current computational models and implementations used to simulate structural plasticity in neural networks.
- Enhance the current implementation of structural plasticity in NEST by efficiently incorporating topology and, as a consequence, distance in the metrics used to select targets for the creation of new synapses.
- Discuss the redesign of information sharing for this algorithm and further optimizations.
We will also have a session on neuromorphic hardware where we will discuss the current restrictions of the architectures and brainstorm on possible designs and implementations for both the BrainScaleS and the SpiNNaker systems.
We will have 3 short background presentations and the rest of the time we will concentrate on collaborative design and implementation. The agenda will be provided shortly.