High Performance Computing

Partnering with scientists to accelerate scientific discovery

Top 10 Users

15 May through 21 May 2022

PI Department Total Hours
Huckins, Laura Genetics and Genomic Sciences 182,037
Chowell, Diego Precision Immunology Institute 161,356
Schadt, Eric Genetics and Genomic Sciences 49,949
Merad, Miriam Oncological Sciences 34,133
Sharp, Andrew Genetics and Genomic Sciences 28,693
Samstein, Robert Radiation Oncology 17,515
Buxbaum, Joseph Psychiatry 17,180
Marin, Michael Surgery 12,566
Fang, Gang Genetics and Genomic Sciences 11,770
Filizola, Marta Structural and Chemical Biology 11,049

Minerva High Performance Computer

Leverage the compute power of Minerva to advance your science

Technical Specifications

Minerva totals 210 TB of total system memory and over 22,000 cores. See more.

Chimera Partition

Chimera partition

  • 4 login nodes – Intel Xeon(R) Platinum 8168 24C, 2.7GHz – 384 GB memory
  • 275 compute nodes* – Intel 8168 24C, 2.7GHz – 192 GB memory
    • 13,152 cores (48 per node (2 sockets/node))
  • 37 high memory nodes – Intel 8168/8268 24C, 2.7GHz/2.9GHZ – 1.5 TB memory
  • 48 V100 GPUs in 12 nodes – Intel 6142 16C, 2.6GHz – 384 GB memory – 4x V100-16 GB GPU
  • 32 A100 GPUs in 8 nodes – Intel 8268 24C, 2.9GHz – 384 GB memory – 4x A100-40 GB GPU
    • 1.92TB SSD (1.8 TB usable) per node
  • 10 gateway nodes
  • New NFS storage (for users home directories) – 192 TB raw / 160 TB usable RAID6
  • Mellanox EDR InfiniBand fat tree fabric (100Gb/s)
BODE2 Partition

BODE2 partition

$2M S10 BODE2 awarded by NIH (Kovatch PI)

  • 3,744 48-core 2.9 GHz Intel Cascade Lake 8268 processors in 78 nodes
  • 192 GB of memory per node
  • 240 GB of SSDs per node
  • 15 TB memory (collectively)
  • Open to all NIH funded projects
CATS Partition

CATS partition

$2M CATS awarded by NIH (Kovatch PI)

  • 3,520 64-core 2.6 GHz Intel IceLake processors in 55 nodes
  • 1.5 TB of memory per node
  • 82.5 TB memory (collectively)
  • Under installation. will be open to eligible NIH funded projects

Account Request

All Minerva users, including external collaborators, must have an account. See more.

Mount Sinai User

Request a Minerva User Account. You’ll need your Sinai Username, PI name, and Department.

External Collaborator

Request an External Collaborator User Account. PI’s can request an account for non-Mount Sinai Users.

Group Collaborator

Request a Group Collaboration. Collaboration accounts for group-related activities require PI approval.

Project Allocation

Request for Project Allocation. Request allocation on Minerva for a new or existing project.

Connect to Minerva

Minerva uses the Secure Shell (ssh) protocol and Two Factor authentication. See more.

Quick Start Guide

Connect to Minerva from on-site or off-site, utilizing Unix or Windows. See more.

Acceptable Use Policy

When using resources at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, all users agree to abide by specified user responsibilities. See more.

Usage Fee Policy

Please refer to our comprehensive fee schedule based on the resources used. See more.

  •  The current charging rate is $100/TiB/yr calculated monthly at a rate of $8.33/TiB/mo
  • PI’s receive a monthly report showing their group’s usage alongside the cost
  • Charges are processed automatically every two months via internal invoicing through central finance

We are HIPAA Compliant

All users are required to read the HIPAA policy and complete the Minerva HIPAA Compliance Form on an annual basis. For 2022 users, HIPAA Compliance Forms must be completed and submitted by January 31, 2022 or accounts will be locked. Click here to read more about HIPAA Compliance.

Research Possibilities

Minerva enables researchers to pioneer breakthrough discoveries.

Acknowledge Mount Sinai in Your Work

Utilizing S10 BODE and CATS partitions requires acknowledgements of support by NIH in your publications. To assist, we have provided exact wording of acknowledgements required by NIH for your use.

Research Data

Utilize existing data, or supplement your research with additional data from the Mount Sinai Health System.

Mount Sinai Data Warehouse

The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW) collects clinical and operational data for use in clinical and translational research, as well as quality and improvement initiatives. MSDW provides researchers access to data on patients in the Mount Sinai Health System, drawing from over 11 million patients with an encounter in Epic EHR.

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Data Ark: Data Commons

The Data Ark: Mount Sinai Data Commons is located on Minerva. The number, type, and diversity of restricted and unrestricted data sets on the Data Ark are increasing on an ongoing basis. Rapidly access high-quality data to increase your sample size; our diverse patient population is ideal for testing the generalizability of your results.

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HHEAR

The Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) Data Center was established as a continuation of the CHEAR Data Center, expanding to include health outcomes at all ages. The goal is to provide approved HHEAR investigators their laboratory analysis results and incorporate them in statistical analyses of their study data.

More about HHEAR

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