Discussions about SimAgent, a tool for submitting jobs directly to NSG from your local computer

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Post by tyler » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:05 pm


I'd like to introduce NeuroVM - a pre-built Ubuntu-based virtual appliance with all the tools you need to conduct large scale computational neuroscience simulations (with Neuron primarily in mind). Developed by the Neural Engineering Lab at the University of Missouri, NeuroVM has saved hours of troubleshooting Neuron/Python installation issues on student machines. Simply download the VM and run it in VirtualBox. Drag and drop your model onto the virtual desktop and you're ready to go!

Download and instructions here:

Software provided:
Neuron 7.5 (with IV and MPI) - ​
Anaconda 3 - ​
Jupyter Notebooks -
Nest - ​
BMTK - ​
SimAgent - ​
BMTools - ​
VSCode - ​

If you have suggestions on ways to improve NeuroVM let me know!


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Re: NeuroVM

Post by camilhamdane » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:19 am

Just wanted to say thank you, sincerely, as you saved me extra hours of struggling to install both Neuron and Nest on the same machine.

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