Scientific Computing

Our mission is to accelerate scientific discovery at Mount Sinai 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 actively strive for broader engagement with the local and state communities for education and workforce development.

Minerva, our supercomputer, is named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and medicine and provides more than 100 million core hours of computation per year with a peak speed of more than 200 teraflops. Minerva is comprised of over 12,000 cores connected via Infiniband, 60 terabytes of RAM, 160 terabytes of flash memory and 10 petabytes of raw storage capacity. In addition to its computational and data capabilities, Minerva also hosts web, database, Matlab, archival storage, and high speed data transfer services. Access is open to Mount Sinai and affiliated external researchers.

Minerva is part of Scientific Computing, which also offers visualization and archival storage services. In addition to providing computing power, Scientific Computing also offers domain-specific computational experts to assist researchers to make the most efficient and effective use of the supercomputer with code optimization and other services.

Access to Minerva is open to all researchers at Sinai, and accounts can be requested here. Please contact with any questions.

The Scientific Computing division also encompasses Research Information Technology and the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse.

Mount Sinai Data Warehouse

The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW) consists of clinical, operational, and financial data derived from patient care processes of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates. Detailed inpatient and outpatient data are extracted from transactional systems, transformed and loaded into MSDW nightly. MSDW contains data since 2003, sourced from 20 transactional systems, encompassing over three million patients and approaching one billion facts. Learn more.

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Scientific Computing
Icahn School of Medicine
1425 Madison Avenue, Icahn Building,
3rd Floor, Room L3-70
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-659-8536
Fax: 646-537-8660
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Genomics Research

The faculties at the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology are experts in a wide range of areas, including: machine learning, biostatistics, genetics, and sequencing technology. Learn more

Message from the Associate Dean

Patricia Kovatch is Associate Dean of Scientific Computing at the Icahn School of Medicine.
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