Biodiversity Information Systems (HB)
Computer hardware consists of a mixed system of Sparc and AMD servers, NetApp files, Tape libraries, Sun thin clients, and a collection of Apple and Intel workstations. These are connected across the ANBG and CSIRO Black Mountain sites by a fibre optic network with twisted pair connections within the buildings. Within the Centre, CSIRO and Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (serving SEWPaC staff) networks run in parallel, serving the management needs of each party's contribution to the Centre.
The SEWPaC and CSIRO network infrastructures provide and manage connection to the Internet and to other organizations; SEWPaC, through Volante, its outsourced IT management provider, manages the desktop environment for ANBG staff; CSIRO Plant Industry that for CSIRO staff. High quality printers for herbarium labels and other documents are shared across the network. A number of digital scanners, video cameras, video monitors, CD-ROM servers and other devices are also available on the network. The network handles backup and archiving of file systems and institutional databases.