AI/Computing at scale is a difficult problem, especially in a health care
setting. We outline the requirements, planning and implementation choices as
well as the guiding principles that led to the implementation of our secure
research computing enclave, the Essen Medical Computing Platform (EMCP),
affiliated with a major German hospital. Compliance, data privacy and usability
were the immutable requirements of the system. We will discuss the features of
our computing enclave and we will provide our recipe for groups wishing to
adopt a similar setup.