There are two ways to install PIBASE locally: (1) download the latest compiled database , or (2) download the software package and build your own version. The first is documented and doesnt require any compute power, the second is minimally documented and requires a computing cluster or a lot of patience. The installation process is described here: pibase_installation_guide.pdf
PIBASE is made available under the GPL license.
The PIBASE database is composed of a mysql database and compressed text files stored on disk. You probably do not need all of the compressed files for your purposes. Read the installation guide for details on what to download. For example, for mysql queries, all you need is the mysql dump. For a web server, you would also need the software package, the domain structure files, and the complex interaction topology graphs.
Installing PIBASE locally
The installation process is described here: pibase_installation_guide.pdf
Installing the compiled version is very simple and fast. Alternatively, you can build the database yourself locally. If you choose to do this, a cluster is necessary: it takes about 5 days to build the database on 75x AMD x86-64 nodes. The documentation for this process is minimal, but slowly being improved. The build process consists of editing a config file to specify your directory structure and mysql database specs and then basically running perl scripts/build_pibase.pl.