distributed.net is a loosely knit group of computer users from all of the world that is taking up challenges requiring lots of computing power (most notably the RC5, DES, and OGR cracking contests). It is simple to participate in the challenges by downloading and running their client software (which uses idle CPU time to complete its tasks).
dvtm brings the concept of tiling window management, popularized by X11-window managers like dwm, to the console. As a console window manager, it tries to make it easy to work with multiple console based programs like vim, mutt, cmus, or irssi. dvtm is intended to be used where X11 isn't available or over SSH. In conjunction with dtach, it can be seen as a lightweight alternative to GNU screen.
elemenope is an Enterprise Application Integration, Service Oriented Architecture, and general messaging framework. It provides the capability for massive decoupling of an enterprise's components through standardized interfaces for communications. It provides complete abstraction of both transmission protocol and functional components. A project may connect components via a particular protocol standard, and completely change the protocol technology deployed with a simple change to a configuration file, i.e. no code changes. It implements the following connector sets: JMS, SOAP, XML-RPC, direct call, and native IBM MQSeries. It allows an organization to easily create a large scale multi-platform application to conduct messaging or transaction processing. It simplifies architecture of large systems by standardizing functional components and message pathways.
fio is an I/O tool meant to be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for 13 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio, SG v3, splice, null, network, syslet, guasi, solarisaio, and more), I/O priorities (for newer Linux kernels), rate I/O, forked or threaded jobs, and much more. It can work on block devices as well as files. fio accepts job descriptions in a simple-to-understand text format. Several example job files are included. fio displays all sorts of I/O performance information, including complete IO latencies and percentiles. Fio is in wide use in many places, for both benchmarking, QA, and verification purposes. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OS X, OpenSolaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Windows.
fs-check checks filesystem sizes to see if they are getting too full. It uses a configuration file that specifies the filesystems to check, email contacts, trigger thresholds (percentage or amount used/unused), and a report program to run. It includes fs-report, which shows things like the largest files, the newest files, the intersection of these and core files. It can be run from cron or as a daemon.