mubench is an in-depth, low-level benchmark for x86 processors. Its primary goal is to provide useful information for people who optimize assembly code and write compilers. It measures latency and throughput for each individual instruction (sometimes several forms of the same instruction), as well as the throughput of arbitrary instruction mixes. The results produced by mubench are typically an order of magnitude more detailed than those found in AMD or Intel manuals.
retty is a utlity that can attach to processes running on another terminal. This is useful, for example, when you run an application locally and then decide you want to use that running application from some remote location. You can run retty on it, do your work, and detach application back again. Its advantage over screen is that you don't have to run the processes on retty in advance.
HAVEGE (HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expansion) is a user-level software unpredictable random number generator for general-purpose computers that exploits modifications of the internal volatile hardware states as a source of uncertainty. It combines on-the-fly hardware volatile entropy gathering with pseudo-random number generation. The internal state includes thousands of internal volatile hardware states and is merely unmonitorable. It can support several hundreds of megabits per second on current workstations and PCs.
chpox provides transparent checkpointing and restarting of processes on Linux clusters. It was originally designed for recovering tasks that have a long execution time (i.e. numerical simulations) in case of system crashes, power failures, etc. It may work with openMosix, is SMP safe, does not require program recompiling/relinking, and supports virtual memory, regular open files, pipes, Unix domain sockets, current directory, and child processes.
diet libc contains the system call wrappers and the most commonly-used functions you expect from a libc. It can be used to create small, statically-linked binaries under x86, AMD64, SPARC, SPARC64, PPC, PPC64, ARM, MIPS, MIPS64, PA-RISC, S/390, S/390x (64-bit S/390), and Alpha-Linux.