TurnKey Amazon EC2 SDK Appliance is a server appliance that provides an SDK designed to help develop for the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2). It bundles libraries which interface with Amazon's APIs and allows you to develop custom Amazon AMI images, which can then be launched as instances in EC2. It is designed to be easy to use and easy to maintain. Security patches are automatically installed. It provides a Web management interface, configuration console, and an AJAX Web shell. To minimize footprint the appliance is built from the ground up with the minimum required components. It runs everywhere thanks to multiple build formats, including an installable live CD, a VMDK with OVF support, and an Amazon EC2 AMI.
RunJRun is a very simple system for doing parallel processing in Java, using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances as compute nodes. The basic compute unit is a Runnable, Serializable Java object, a "task" for short. A user submits a list of such tasks to RunJRun. Each task then has its run() method invoked on an EC2 instance. To use it, you'll need an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that has the RunJRun server-side software installed; several such AMIs are available.