MonAMI aims to be a standard place for monitoring the availability and performance of services. It can talk to many different monitoring systems while remaining easy to configure. It has a plugin structure, making it easy to add new things to monitor or to integrate with new monitoring systems.
PLPA originated as an attempt to solve the problem of multiple APIs for processor affinity within Linux, but has since grown into a Linux processor affinity toolkit. It provides a Linux distro/kernel/glibc-independent C API for setting and getting processor affinity, and in newer kernels on supported platforms, it also supports mapping (core, socket) tuples to Linux virtual processor IDs. The plpa-taskset command effectively provides command-line access to the C API, and can be used to get/set processor affinity for new or already-running processes. Affinity can be expressed either as a set of Linux virtual processor IDs or (core, socket) tuples.
Instant-Grid is a Knoppix-based live-CD bundled with a pre-configured grid environment based on the Globus Toolkit. One PC started from this CD becomes the Instant-Grid frontend. It also functions as a PXE boot-server, allowing other PCs in the same local network to boot the Instant-Grid environment. Together with the frontend, these PCs automatically form a working test grid. Like with the original Knoppix, the existing configuration of the participating PC is not touched (except maybe for enabling the PXE boot-option), and remains instantly available by a simple reboot.
Synapse is an ESB engine and XML router built completely on open standards. It is a mediation framework for XML messages and Web services that allows messages flowing through, into, or out of an organization to be mediated, including aspects such as logging, service lookup, performance mediation, versioning, failover, monitoring, fault management, and tracing.
RBridge is a secure remote Ethernet bridge solution for Linux. It connects two trusted Ethernet segments remotely over UDP using either IPv4 or IPv6 transport. RBridge uses SHA-2 (precisely SHA-256) for authentication, AES for encryption and timestamps for protection against replay attacks. Using a registry mechanism and UDP protocol, RBridge is able to connect directly to the peer from within NAT or firewall protected areas by using a special hole punching technique (thus requiring no configuration at the connecting routers). For this functionality, RBridge itself is able to act as a registry service for any associated pair of RBridges.
footprint is a tool that makes it easier to create and manage kickstart files. It allows you to define systems, create profiles for systems, and macros per distribution. It can create kickstart files on the fly, make custom initrd (ramdisks), create custom bootfloppies, and can manage your DHCP and PXE configuration.
SLURM is a resource manager designed for Linux clusters of all sizes. It provides three key functions. First, it allocates exclusive and/or non-exclusive access to resources to users for some duration of time so that they can perform work. Second, it provides a framework for starting, executing, and monitoring work (typically a parallel job). Finally, it arbitrates conflicting requests for resources by managing a batch queue of pending work.