Das erste Jahr des Humain Brain Project (HBP), einem der zwei FET Flagship Projekte der Europäischen Union, ist abgeschlossen. Das Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) stellt Cloud Storage für das Projekt bereit.
The first year of the Human Brain Project (HBP) is finished. SCC provides cloud storage for the project.
The goal of the Human Brain Project is to pull together all our existing knowledge about the human brain and to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece, in supercomputerbased models and simulations. The models offer the prospect of a new understanding of the human brain and its diseases and of completely new computing and robotic technologies.
Federating more than 80 European and international research institutions, the Human Brain Project is planned to last ten yea ... mehrrs (2013-2023). The cost is estimated at 1.19 billion euros. The project will also associate some important North American partners. For SCC the PhD Student Diana Gudu and the research assistant Daniel Hofmann participate in the project. In the first year they evaluated S3-based Object Storages. This included especially the OpenSource solution CEPH and DDNs commercial Web-Object-Store (WOS). The team published results of an in-depth performance analysis of CEPH at the IEEE-Big-Data-2014. Finally the commercial solution was chosen for the project, due to better integration into LSDF and because of specific S3 features requested by HBP - not because of the performance, which was equally high on both evaluated products.
Since March 2014, next to ITAS and SCC a third institute from Karlsruhe - FZI - has been participating in HBP. As part of an open call, the robotics platform of FZI was chosen to join HBP. There, virtual Robotic systems are simulated and interconnected with simulated neuro signals. Among others the goal is to reduce the need for animal experiments.