Strong and weak scaling results from simulations of the first variation of the neocortical model. The blue lines represent combined initialization and simulation time and the black lines also include writing spiking output. A. Strong scaling of a 16x16 hypercolumn neocortical patch with 128 minicolumns. B. Weak scaling of 4x4, 8x8, 4x8 and 16x16 hypercolumn patches all with 128 minicolumns. Each core computed 2 minicolumns.