ORNIS follows other distributed data networks in using the Distributed Information Generic Retrieval (DiGIR) protocol. DiGIR was developed as a collaborative effort between the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, and California Academy of Sciences. DiGIR is a public open source project with an international team of contributers. More on DiGIR.
We recommend that a DiGIR provider is installed on a dedicated server with the following minimal specifications:
Processors: dual 2.4GHz
Operating System: your choice
Memory: 512 MB
Storage: 40 GB
Read/Write devices: your choice
Backup: No extra hardware required, there is nothing in a DiGIR installation that needs to be backed up regularly.
Network: Ethernet port
Warranty: the more the merrier
Other major distributed database projects that use DiGIR include: