SPRACE Tier 2

The São Paulo Research and Analysis Center (SPRACE) cluster is a Tier 2 computing center of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the LHC.  

The SPRACE cluster was funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) through thematic projects nº03/04519-9 (2003-2008) and
nº08/02799-8 (2008-2013).

It started its operation in 2004, processing DZero/Fermilab data. In 2005 SPRACE became an Open Science Grid (OSG) official site and in 2006 joined the CMS experiment at CERN.

In 2009 SPRACE has signed the WLCG Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), becoming an official WLCG Tier 2 facility (BR-SP-SPRACE), the only official Latin America WLCG Tier 2 site.

A detailed description of the computing and storage resources of the SPRACE cluster can be found here. It has 13.7K HEPSPEC06 of processing power in 162 servers with 1088 CPU cores, and 787 TB of storage (1 PB raw) in 12 storage servers, all with 10GbE connection.