FYI, a recent software released which could be useful for the community hippocampus effort ...
The BlueBrain Python Optimisation Library (BluePyOpt) is an extensible
framework for data-driven model parameter optimisation that wraps and
standardises several existing open-source tools. It simplifies the task
of creating and sharing these optimisations, and the associated
techniques and knowledge. This is achieved by abstracting the
optimisation and evaluation tasks into various reusable and flexible
discrete elements according to established best-practices. Further,
BluePyOpt provides methods for setting up both small- and large-scale
optimisations on a variety of platforms, ranging from laptops to Linux
clusters and cloud-based compute infrastructures.
The code is available here:
A preprint to the paper is available here: