There is no single preferred configuration for VIVO. Your needs will depend on anticipated size of your VIVO database and server load.
VIVO may be hosted on one or more physical servers, on virtual servers, or in the cloud. The three currently separable components are the main web application, the MySQL database (with the default Jena SDB triple store), and the Apache Solr search index.
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|Site||physical/virtual/cloud||app/solr/db/other||CPU cores/GHz/cache||memory (dedicated vs. burst)||OS||disk storage/MySQL DB size/triple count||average page hits per day/month||notes (e.g., ingest solution, whether allow editing, whether using HTTP caching)|
|Cornell #1 (VIVO 1.7)||virtual (local)||VIVO, HTTPD, Tomcat, Solr||2 / 2.67 / 12MB||16 GB||64b RHEL||< 150 GB disk||About 12,000 faculty/academics/staff; does allow editing but most done by VIVO staff & students|
|Cornell #2||virtual (local)||MySQL||2 / 2.67 / 12 MB||8 GB||64b RHEL||< 150 GB disk|
CU-Boulder (VIVO 1.7)
|physical||Tomcat, MySQL, HTTPD, Solr||Intel 2 socket/8 core, 2 threads/core = 32 virtual CPUs||128 GB||64b RHEL||DB = 50MB; Disk = 600GB; 340K triples||roughly 100 page hits/day, 37K page loads in 2014||Full nightly loads / duration = 1 hour; 1700 people plus positions, degrees, and research (no publications yet). 3 VIVO instances on this server)|
|Scripps (VIVO 1.7)||VIVO, Tomcat, MySQL, Solr||4 cores||8 GB||64b CentOS 5.4||4.2 million triples||355 people, 31K+ publications (journal articles)|
|Weill Cornell (VIVO 1.7)||virtual||4 cores||8 GB||does use HTTP caching for non logged-in users – subsecond rendering of large profiles IF a page has been visited already|
|Memorial University #1 (VIVO 1.7)||virtual||VIVO, Tomcat, Solr, Drupal||4 cores / 2.4G / 12 MB||16 GB||RHEL 5||80 GB disk||still working on the data – 2000+ profiles, 2000-2500 projects, 500 knowledge mobilization ideas|
|Memorial University #2||virtual||MySQL||4 cores / 2.4G / 12 MB||16 GB||RHEL 5||80 GB disk|
The following chart and environment summary shows the range of reported hardware types, memory, and related technologies used.