Welcome to the CMS Tier-2 Center at Purdue

The CMS Tier-2 center at Purdue University is a joint collaboration between the Purdue Physics department and the university's information technology department: ITaP.  We are a part of a global collaboration with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.  In this collaboration, there is a vast amount of data and computation that is shared among the participating sites.  As a result of this needed exchange, we are active members of the Open Science Grid (OSG) to help nurture the growing infrastructure to provide the most resources available for research. The CMS Tier-2 center at Purdue is a facility to support the computational needs of physicists in the US and across the globe. Our primary focus is computing support for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment.