dCache is a distributed storage solution. It organizes storage across computers so the combined storage can be used without the end-users being aware of precisely which computer stores their data; end-users simply see a large amount of storage. Because end-users need not know on which computer their data is stored, their data can be migrated from one computer to another without any interruption of service. This allows dCache storage computers to be taken out of service or additional machines (with additional storage) to be added without interrupting the service the end-users enjoy.
distcc is a parallel build system that distributes compilation of C/C++/ObjC code across machines on a network. It can be set up in just a few minutes and makes builds up to ten times faster. It does not require machines to share a filesystem or have the same libraries or header files, and installation does not need superuser privileges.
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).
esky is an implementation of job freezing (checkpoint/resume) for Unix processes. It can save the state of a running process to disk then later resume it from the point it left off, possibly on a different machine. esky currently works on a limited but non-trivial range of processes. esky can cope with programs that open or mmap() files, including opening shared libraries with dlopen(). esky is implemented entirely in userspace - no kernel patches or modules are required. It works under Linux 2.2 and Solaris 2.6 and is written to be independent of CPU type.
fCluster is a multi-threaded client/server redundancy application for your Linux firewall solution. fCluster is designed for the production environment with features that include: dynamic firewall synchronization, support for both ipchains and netfilter, user definable polling intervals and fail-over sequence, and email notification of a system failure. It also includes a Perl administration utility that allows you to configure both the server and the client from one machine, and view the status of the local and remote machines.
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.
Fsync is a Perl script which allows for file synchronization between remote hosts, containing functionality similar to that of the rsync and CVS packages. Since fsync is a single Perl script, setting up file synchronization on a new machine is relatively simple. Communication between the hosts is via a socket mechanism, with the remote server started by rsh, by ssh or manually. The program was written with slow modem connections in mind. Fsync supports the concept of merging differences from local/remote hosts with hooks for tools to merge the trees. Fsync requires perl 5.004 or newer. This program is licensed under the GNU Public License.