Scientific Computing and Data Resources

Our mission is to accelerate scientific discovery at Mount Sinai by providing researchers with scalable high performance computational and data infrastructure along with human expertise for efficient and effective use of these resources. We partner with both internal and external scientists on innovative research to pursue new scientific opportunities, and actively strive for broader engagement and industrial partnerships with the local and state communities for education and workforce development.

Minerva Supercomputer

Minerva is named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and medicine and provides more than 85 million core hours of computation per year with a peak speed of more than 140 teraflops. Minerva is comprised of 400 servers, 12,000 cores, 50 terabytes of RAM, and 7 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 by the Numbers

  • 120 Dell C6145, 2 blade chassis nodes
    7,680 Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) 2.3 GHz Interlagos cores (64/node)
    64 compute cores in four sockets and 256 Gigabytes (GB)s of memory per node

  • 209 IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 nodes
    2,508 3.5 GHz Intel Ivy Bridge (12/node)

  • 50 Terabytes (TB) of RAM
    Interconnected with Mellanox Quad Data Rate (QDR 40 Gbps) Fat-Tree Infiniband
    1.5 Petabytes (PB) of Data Direct Networks (DDN) SFA10K high-speed storage
    Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet links to the Sinai campus network

Consulting Computational Sciences

Domain-specific PhD scientists with interdisciplinary computing expertise help researchers to make efficient and effective use of the resources.

Education and Training

We offer a diverse array of education and training events including graduate classes in Scientific Computing and workshops with academic and industrial partners. We will offer a Masters in Biomedical Informatics program starting in the fall of 2015.

Mount Sinai Data Warehouse

The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW) consists of clinical, operational, and financial data derived from the patient care processes of The Mount Sinai Hospital and The 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 more than nine million patients and approaching two billion facts and more than 20 terabytes of information.  Learn more about the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse

Research Information Technology

Mount Sinai‚Äôs Research Information Technology department provides services and resources for data management, specimen management, scheduling management, e-learning, and data mining and data marts.  Learn more about the Research Information Technology department


Contact Us

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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www.mssm.edu/hpc