The mission of the Scientific Computing division of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is to accelerate scientific discovery by providing researchers with high-performance computational and data services along with the human expertise for efficient and effective use of these resources. We collaborate with both internal and external scientists on innovative research to pursue new scientific opportunities and program growth, and we actively strive for broader engagement with the local and state communities for education and workforce development.
To help accomplish the mission the Scientific Computing division consists of three groups:
- High Performance Computing (HPC),
- Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW),
- Research Data Services
Collectively, the Scientific Computing groups serve over 2,000 users at 150 institutions in 21 countries. The HPC resources consist of 12,672 compute cores, 160 terabytes of flash and 20 petabytes of parallel file system storage. MSDW is a collection of clinical, financial and operational data from over 20 data sources at the Mount Sinai Hospital from 2003. It is updated daily with data from >8 million patients, >2 billion facts and >4,000 data points per patient. Research Data Services designs and maintains electronic data capture system for clinical trials; and is home to the eRAP Rapid Database Generator (eRAP RDG).