Document Type



Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor's Name

Jorge Rodriguez

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee chair

Second Advisor's Name

Pete E.C. Markowitz

Second Advisor's Committee Title

committee member

Third Advisor's Name

Lei Guo

Third Advisor's Committee Title

committee member


Tier-3, Tier3, T3_US_FIU, CMS, computing cluster, grid-enabled

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), whose experiments include the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), produces over 30 million gigabytes of data annually, and implements a distributed computing architecture—a tiered hierarchy, from Tier-0 through Tier-3—in order to process and store all of this data. Out of all of the computing tiers, Tier-3 clusters allow scientists the most freedom and flexibility to perform their analyses of LHC data. Tier-3 clusters also provide local services such as login and storage services, provide a means to locally host and analyze LHC data, and allow both remote and local users to submit grid-based jobs. Using the Rocks cluster distribution software version 6.1.1, along with the Open Science Grid (OSG) roll version 3.2.35, a grid-enabled CMS Tier-3 computing cluster was deployed at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique campus. Validation metric results from Ganglia, MyOSG, and CMS Dashboard verified a successful deployment.



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