Smith L (2002) Using Beowulf clusters to speed up neural simulations. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6 (6), pp. 231-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1364-6613%2802%2901915-0
Simulation of large neural systems on PCs requires large amounts of memory, and takes a long time. Parallel computers can speed them up. A new form of parallel computer, the Beowulf cluster, is an affordable version. Event-driven simulation and processor farming are two ways of exploiting this parallelism in neural simulations.
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