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  1. 1. Mirroring Workpackage II Technical Architecture Walter Berendsohn Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
  2. 2. Who we are & what we do <ul><li>BGBM Dept. for Biodiversity Informatics and Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>45 Linux and MS-Servers (VMware), 122 Terabyte primary storage. </li></ul><ul><li>DBMS PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQL-Server, CMS Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>4 Gigabit-Backbone, Gigabit-connection to GÉANT via GWIN </li></ul><ul><li>3-tier data security, remote by Central Facility for Data Processing (ZEDAT) of the Freie Universität Berlin. </li></ul><ul><li>GBIF coordination and botanical node Germany </li></ul><ul><li>580 kEuro Hardware investment in Dec. 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 10 biodiversity informatics developers working during the past 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Now venturing into bioinformatics, 454 sequencing, DNA Bank network, workflows for biodiversity research </li></ul> of 5
  3. 3. What we will do in ViBRANT WP2 and how <ul><li>Specify and set up d istributed robust data hosting environment for ViBRANT (led by NHM): </li></ul><ul><li>M1-9: Specification M9: Report </li></ul><ul><li>M10-12: Setup of distributed hosting environment (=D2.1) M12: Hosting environment up and running </li></ul><ul><li>M13-36 and beyond: Server maintenance </li></ul> of 5
  4. 4. Who are our users & how will they engage? <ul><li>Everybody using the Scratchpads (and other biodiversity infrastructure elements) through enhancement of </li></ul><ul><li>performance </li></ul><ul><li>reliability </li></ul><ul><li>credibility </li></ul><ul><li>by means of a multi-institutional infrastructure setup. </li></ul> of 5