Scientific Computing and Data Resources

The Icahn School of Medicine has developed a scalable computational and data infrastructure that includes high speed parallel data access as well as long term archival storage to best assist scientists and researchers. Visualization and data analytics facilities will also be added to the resources over time.

Minerva Supercomputer

Minerva is a new supercomputer dedicated to improving scientific discovery for researchers at Sinai that was deployed in April 2012. The supercomputer is named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and medicine. It has a peak speed of 70,000 gigaflops, and will provide 64 million hours of computation per year. Access is open to all at Mount Sinai.

Minerva by the Numbers

  • 7,680 2.3 GHz AMD Interlagos cores (64/node)
  • 120 Dell C6145, 2 blade chassis nodes in six cabinets
  • 30 Terabytes (TB) of memory (256/node)
  • 1.5 Petabytes (PB) of Data Direct Networks SFA10K, 600 disk drives in two cabinets), 10 GB/s peak
  • Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet links to the Sinai campus network
  • General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS) and Torque/Moab
  • Mellanox Quad Data Rate (QDR 40 Gbps) Fat-Tree Infiniband

Archival Storage

Scientific Computing is offering a long term archival storage with IBM’s Tivioli Storage Manager.

Web and Database Services

Web and Database Services are provided for researchers and scientists.

Mount Sinai Data Warehouse

Mount Sinai Data Warehouse

Research Information Technology

Research Information Technology

Contact Us

Scientific Computing
Icahn School of Medicine
1425 Madison Avenue, Icahn Building,
3rd Floor, Room L3-31
New York, New York 10029
Tel: 212-659-8536
Fax: 646-537-8660
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