Computation

Our computation facilities provide opportunities for interaction across faculties and disciplines, and resources for training students and researchers in neuroscience research techniques. Our goal is to bring diverse expertise to neuroscience, and to develop interdisciplinary partnerships that lead to breakthroughs in brain health research that couldn't happen anywhere else.

The NeuroComputation suite features a collaborative work space with eight high-end workstations. We have hosted imaging and data analysis seminars partnering with equipment vendors such as Zeiss and Thorlabs dealing with image processing, live cell imaging and optical coherence tomography. We have offered an “Introduction to Interfacing Computers to the Real World” seminar using single board computers, as well as on-going tutorials in programming and data analysis using MATLAB.

We host hands-on programming tutorials, the Databinge forum, as well as the morphometric analysis component of CAPS 430 Advanced Laboratory in Physiology.

Resources:

CLOUD & HPC & Jupyterhub

We offer access to UBC cloud storage resources via UBC IT. The DMCBH's High Performance Computing cluster (Alder, managed with UBC Advanced Research Computing) is hosted in the University Data Center. Consult the UBC Brain Circuits cluster Data Management and Data Sharing whitepaper for details and request access. Alder is home to the DMCBH Jupyterhub (set up in collaboration with PIMS).

Software & Github

Our focus is on a do-it-yourself approach using open source tools like ImageJ, Cell profiler, and python with Jupyter notebooks. Join us on the UBC Brain Circuits GitHub. We also offer access to Solidworks, LabVIEW, MATLAB, Adobe CS and various other commerical packages licensed by UBC.

Hardware

The NINC has 8 high-end workstations (6-core CPU, 64GB RAM, GPU) which facilitate training and research in computational methods, programming, image processing and data analysis.  Open to all community members. Log-in with your UBC CWL.

Training

Opportunites for on-going training in programming and data analysis are available. Consult the UBC Brain Circuits Digital On-boarding profile and join us at Databinge.

WestGrid & Compute Canada

WestGrid is one of four regional organizations working in partnership with Compute Canada. WestGrid brings together advanced research computing facilities, research data management services, and a network of technical experts to serve a user community of researchers across the country.  We can help migrate your computationally intensive tasks to these resources.