Warewulf is an operating system management toolkit designed to facilitate large scale deployments of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems on physical, virtual and cloud based infrastructures. Originally, the Warewulf project pioneered the concept of stateless computing in HPC, setting the standard for large-scale cluster provisioning. It provided two functions, provisioning and monitoring but the two functions did not communicate within Warewulf itself, nor was it possible to hook other functions directly into Warewulf itself. Today, Warewulf is more than just a basic provisioning and monitoring solution as it now implements an abstract, object-oriented data store and a modular interface that facilitates a highly extensible, customizable feature set. Current and planned modules include monitoring (operating system, services, filesystems, etc.), provisioning, power management, user management, configuration management, event/trigger handling and notification, scheduler integration, cloud services (both local and remote), etc.
Gearmand is the job server component of Gearman. Gearman provides a generic framework to farm out work to other machines, dispatching function calls to machines that are better suited to do work, to do work in parallel, to balance the load of processing, or to call functions between languages.
The MIME Email message class composes and sends MIME encoded email messages. It features user-definable headers and body parts, support for plain text and HTML body, headers with non-ASCII text, HTML messages with embedded images, file attachments with content type detection, forwarding of messages as attachments, setting the error delivery address with the Return-Path header, and sub-classes for different delivery methods: mail, SMTP, Qmail, Sendmail, and Microsoft IIS or Exchange pickup folder. It also supports sending personalized bulk mail by replacing the message parts that differ for each recipient.