Newsroom Archive

A library of Scientific Computing and Data announcements, in publications, and in the news

Announcements

Events, updates, and news from HPC, RDS, and MSDW

2022

May 31, 2022: MSDW - MSDW Town Hall Slides Available

May 31, 2022 – Thank you for attending the MSDW Town Hal on May 27! Click here for the slide deck from the Town Hall presentation.

May 26, 2022: RDS - REDCap Town Hall Slides Available

May 26, 2022 – Thank you for attending the REDCap Town Hal on May 26! Click here for the slide deck from the Town Hall presentation.

May 25, 2022: RDS - Data Ark Town Hall Slides Available

May 25, 2022 – Thank you for attending the Data Ark town hall on May 25! Click here for the slide deck from the Town Hall presentation.

May 23, 2022: RDS - eRAP Town Hall Slides Available

Thank you for attending the eRAP Town Hall on May 20! Click here for the slide deck from the Town Hall presentation.

May 20, 2022: RDS - Data Ark Town Hall on May 25

Data Ark Town Hall will be on Wednesday, May 25, at 12:00 PM. Click here to register; Zoom details provided following registration.

May 13, 2022: RDS - eRAP Town Hall on May 20

eRAP Town Hall will be on Friday, May 20, at 1:00 PM. Click here to register; Zoom details provided following registration.

May 13, 2022: MSDW - MSDW Town Hall on May 27

MSDW Town Hall will be on Friday, May 27, at 12:00 PM. Click here to register; Zoom details provided following registration.

May 12, 2022: RDS - REDCap Town Hall on May 26

 REDCap Town Hall will be on Thursday, May 26, at 12:00 PM. Click here to register; Zoom details provided following registration.

May 3, 2022: MSDW - BioMe and IRW 1.0 now in Leaf

Self-service cohort building now available for BioMe and the Imaging Research Warehouse 1.0. Click here for more information.

April 8, 2022: HPC - Introduction and LSF Job Scheduler Training Materials

Thank you for attending Introduction to Minerva (April 1) and LSF Job Scheduler (April 8) training! Session recordings and slides are posted; click here to review.

April 5, 2022: HPC - New A100-80GB GPU Nodes Available on Minerva

New A100-80GB GPU Nodes Available on Minerva. Click here to read more.

March 9, 2022: HPC - Minerva Training Sessions in April 2022

High Performance Computing will be holding 2 information/training sessions this April. These sessions are intended to familiarize you with the Minerva environment. Click here to read more.

January 6, 2022: HPC - Scheduled Maintenance: January 20, 2022

A full Planned Maintenance (PM) is in scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Click here to read more.

2021

December 13, 2021: MSDW - Transition for CQT Effective December 20, 2021

To provide the Mount Sinai Community with the very best data and resources to query the data, the Scientific Computing and Data team has been implementing improved infrastructure in the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse. In 2021, we debuted “MSDW2,” based on the OMOP Common Data Model, containing Epic data from throughout the Mount Sinai Health System, and unveiled two self-service query tools for defining and generating patient cohorts: Leaf and ATLAS. Click here to read more.

November 10, 2021: HPC - Scheduled Maintenance: November 15, 2021

There will be scheduled updates on Monday, November 15, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm to update packages on web01 (*.u.hpc.mssm.edu), rstudio-connect, and globus servers. Click here to read more.

September 16, 2021: HPC - Dean Kovatch Chairs Computational Approaches for Cancer Workshop

Patricia Kovatch, Dean of Scientific Computing and Data, will present and will chair sessions at this fall’s Supercomputing 2021 conference. Click here to read more.

September 7, 2021: HPC - CATS Coming Soon

The COVID and Translational Science supercomputer (CATS) was awarded in 2021  to enable new kinds of scientific discovery and translation related to the newly emerged COVID-19 pandemic. CATS will be in production in 4Q21 with 2,640 Intel cores, 82 TB of memory and 17 petabytes of storage. Click here to read more.

August 31, 2021: HPC - Minerva Training/Information Sessions in September 2021

We will host three information/training sessions intended to familiarize you with the Minerva environment. Click here to read more.

July 16, 2021: HPC - Two Interactive V100 GPU Modules Now Live

We have added another V100 GPU node to the dedicated interactive GPU node pool which you can use for your GPU job testing. In total, we have 2 dedicated interactive GPU nodes (lg03a01 & lg03a02 with 4 V100 GPUs on each) in the interactive queue now. Click here to read more.

2020

October 29, 2020: HPC - New high memory compute nodes are open on Minerva

We have completed all the tests on the new high memory compute nodes. Those new nodes are added to both express and premium queues with resource -R himem needed this Thursday. Click here to read more.

September 25, 2020: HPC - Minerva expansion: more storage, high memory nodes, and A100 GPU nodes

Thanks to a donor, we’re happy to announce that we will be expanding Minerva with new high memory nodes, A100 GPU nodes, and high-speed storage.  After the installation, we will have a total of 434 nodes for a total of 20,832 cores, and 21 petabytes of usable storage. Click here to read more.

August 24, 2020: HPC - Rstudio Connect server is available on Minerva

Rstudio Connect server is available on Minerva, where you can publish Shiny, R Markdown and Jupyter for collaborators or others. Click here to read more.

In The News

Reports and news events for Scientific Computing and Data

Dec 1, 2021: Mount Sinai Named a Lead Site for Enrollment in Nationwide Study on the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Mount Sinai Named a Lead Site for Enrollment in Nationwide Study on the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 (MountSinai.org). Click here to read more.

Nov. 18, 2019: Mount Sinai To Deploy New Supercomputer, Integrating Genomic And Clinical Data

Mount Sinai Health System said today its researchers will be able to explore more complex scientific questions more quickly once the New York City health system builds its second “Big Omics Data Engine” (BODE 2) supercomputer, to be funded through a $2 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Click here to read more

April 17, 2013: "Minerva" Super Computer Ushers New Era Of Precision Medicine At Mount Sinai

“Minerva” Super Computer Ushers New Era Of Precision Medicine At Mount Sinai – Sophisticated algorithms analyze data to develop predictive models of disease in order to better diagnose and treat patients. Click here to read more.

Publications

Scientific Computing and Data resources utilized in publications

Abstract: Multi-ethnic Investigation of Risk and Immune Determinants of COVID-19 Outcomes

by P. Kovatch, S. Nirenberg, et al. 2022 March | Background: Disparate COVID-19 outcomes have been observed between Hispanic, Non-Hispanic Black, and White patients. The underlying causes for these disparities are not fully understood. Methods: This was a retrospective study utilizing electronic medical record data from five hospitals within a single academic health system based in New York City. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to identify demographic, clinical, and lab values associated with in-hospital mortality. Results: 3,086 adult patients with self-reported race/ethnicity information presenting to the emergency department and hospitalized with COVID-19 up to April 13, 2020 were included in this study. While older age (multivariable OR 1.06, 95% CI 1.05-1.07) and baseline hypoxia (multivariable OR 2.71, 95% CI 2.17-3.36) were associated with increased mortality overall and across all races/ethnicities, Non-Hispanic Black (median age 67, IQR 58-76) and Hispanic (median age 63, IQR 50-74) patients were younger and had different comorbidity profiles compared to Non-Hispanic White patients (median age 73, IQR 62-84; p<0.05 for both comparisons). Among inflammatory markers associated with COVID-19 mortality, there was a significant interaction between the Non-Hispanic Black population and interleukin-1-beta (interaction p-value 0.04). Conclusions: This analysis of a multi-ethnic cohort highlights the need for inclusion and consideration of diverse populations in ongoing COVID-19 trials targeting inflammatory cytokines. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-1055587/v1

Science Stories: Pharmacology - Computer-Aided Structural Biology and Drug Discovery, Dr. Marta Filizola

Preserving Data: Who’s Got Your Back(up)? by Patricia Kovatch

Data management has become an essential part of research. Scientists need to be able to rely on their data infrastructures to recover data in case of disaster or to assist with reproducibility of their results. Ensuring a reliable data infrastructure and backup processes may not be the most exciting part of research, but consequences… Read more

Abstract: Before the Surge: Molecular Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in New York City Prior to the First Report

by Hernandez MM. et al. 2021 February | New York City (NYC) emerged as a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epicenter in March 2020, but there is limited information regarding potentially unrecognized severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections before the first reported case. We utilized a sample pooling strategy to screen for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in de-identified, respiratory pathogen-negative nasopharyngeal specimens from 3,040 patients across our NYC health system who were evaluated for respiratory symptoms or influenza-like illness during the first 10 weeks of 2020. We obtained complete SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences from samples collected between late February and early March. Additionally, we detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA in pooled specimens collected in the week ending 25 January 2020, indicating that SARS-CoV-2 caused sporadic infections in NYC a full month before the first officially documented case. medRxiv:2021.02.08.21251303

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