Islandora Solr provides a highly configurable interface to perform Solr queries and display Solr data in different ways.
Chapter 4 - Search & Discovery in Islandora
Installing Solr and GSearch
Customizing GSearch and Solr
Upgrading From Older Versions of Solr and GSearch
Install as usual, see this for further information.
Set the 'Solr URL' and select a 'Request handler' in Administration » Islandora » Solr Index (admin/islandora/search/islandora_solr).
Islandora Solr Search offers many more configuration options in Administration » Islandora » Solr Index » Solr settings (admin/islandora/search/islandora_solr/settings).
Q. Why are some dates not rendered correctly?
A. On 32 bit systems, the PHP function
strtotime() has a limited range. Typically from Fri, 13 Dec 1901 20:45:54 UTC to Tue, 19 Jan 2038 03:14:07 UTC. For more info see this.