I've been meaning to package up NEURON for Fedora for a while now. From the NEURON website:
*What is NEURON?*
- is a flexible and powerful simulator of neurons and networks
- has important advantages over general-purpose simulators
- helps users focus on important biological issues rather than purely computational concerns
- has a convenient user interface
- has a user-extendable library of biophysical mechanisms
- has many enhancements for efficient network modeling
- offers customizable initialization and simulation flow control
- is widely used in neuroscience research by experimentalists and theoreticians
- is well-documented and actively supported
- is free, open source, and runs on (almost) everything
It's quite an old piece of software. It took me a while to hack rpms out of the source code. The rpms probably won't make it through a Fedora review in their current state, so I've put up a copr repository instead: http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/ankursinha/NEURON/
The builds work, as the screenshot below will show. I'm still new at NEURON myself, so it'll be a few weeks before I'll have all the functionality tested out. There are tutorials strewn over the interwebs, please just search for them yourselves.
If you're a computational neuroscientist using Fedora, this is a little bit of good news for you! Cheers!