Scientific Computing and Data

The Scientific Computing group partners with scientists to accelerate discovery. With our high performance computing and data ecosystem, you can access enormous data sets, spend less time researching, and advance your science to discover more breakthroughs. 

Our mission is to enable and accelerate biomedical discovery through collaborative research using high performance computing and data science.

To help accomplish our mission, Scientific Computing and Data is comprised of three groups:

  • High Performance Computing: The computing infrastructure provides resources and assistance to researchers across institutions around the globe. The primary asset for Scientific Computing is the supercomputer Minerva, accessible for processing large-scale computing jobs for research.
  • Mount Sinai Data Warehouse: MSDW houses and collects clinical, operational, and financial data for use in clinical and translational research, containing over 10 million records and over 2 billion facts.
  • Research Data Services: Researchers planning new studies or continuing longitudinal research can utilize self-service tools or custom services to process, access, or collect data.

What We Do

We engage and collaborate with researchers and clinicians to achieve extraordinary biomedical breakthroughs. Genomics, molecular biology, oncology, and psychiatry are just a few of the fields in which scientists have used our expertise and resources to achieve new discoveries at speeds that were unthinkable only a few years earlier. In addition, researchers are devising more complex experiments, higher fidelity simulations, and attaining a higher level of accuracy.

We Excel at Collaboration

Our team includes scientists in a variety of fields that help researchers and clinicians make more efficient use of our computational and data resources. These domain-specific experts speak the language of biomedical research and are experts in computational and data science; they can help you understand how to leverage the power of high performance computing and our data-rich resources—from accessing disparate databases to code optimization.

We partner with researchers on innovative research to pursue new scientific opportunities and actively strive for broader engagement. Access to the Minerva supercomputer is open to all researchers in the Mount Sinai Health System, enabling researchers to perform high performance computing jobs that cannot be completed on a standard computer.

The Metrics of Discovery

This is how we’ve been empowering discoveries since 2012:

  • We support over $100 million in research per year
  • Over 1,600 research papers have been published utilizing our resources and expertise
  • Over 12,000 researchers and clinicians have leveraged our computational and data ecosystem
  • We host over 6,000 databases and 400 research websites
  • Through Mount Sinai-led research consortia, we have assisted over 150 institutions in 21 countries