Dear NEST Users and Developers!
I would like to thank you all for your engagement for high-quality computational
neuroscience and research software in 2021. We have made some major steps forward with the
release of NEST 3, NEST Desktop 3 and NESTML 4. A few days ago, PyNN 0.10 also brought
support for NEST 3, nicely wrapping up the year of NEST 3. We also moved to quarterly
releases with the release of NEST 3.0. If you wonder what happened to NEST 3.2 in that
scheme of things don't worry, it will come in Januar. The combination of holiday
season, new COVID restrictions and an important reporting deadline in the Human Brain
Project—the major source of funding for NEST development in recent years—unfortunately
left too little time to wrap everything up in time.
2022 promises to be an exciting year for NEST, including the deeper integration of NEST
Desktop (so far mainly developed by Sebastian Spreizer) and NEST GPU (so far mainly
developed by Bruno Golosio as NeuronGPU) into the NEST development process and
Don't forget to block out 23/24 June in your calendars for the NEST Conference 2022
(this time on a Thursday and Friday)!
On behalf of the NEST Initiative, I wish you happy holidays and all the best for 2022!
Prof. Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser
Head, Department of Data Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
PO Box 5003, 1432 Aas, Norway
Phone +47 6723 1560