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.

The Icahn School of Medicine is proud to introduce Minerva, a new supercomputer dedicated to improving scientific discovery for researchers at Sinai. The supercomputer is named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and medicine, and consists of 7,680 AMD compute cores, 30,000 gigabytes of memory, and 1,500,000 gigabytes of high speed parallel storage. It has a peak speed of 70,000 gigaflops, and will provide 64 million hours of computation per year.

Minerva is part of the new Scientific Computing, which will also offer visualization and archival storage services in the coming year. 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.

Research Information Technology

Mount Sinai's Research Information Technology department provides services and resources to support the school's research mission, including data management, specimen management, scheduling management, e-learning, and Data Mining and Data Marts.
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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.
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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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