The ATLAS (Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software) project is an ongoing research effort focusing on applying empirical techniques in order to provide portable performance. It provides C and Fortran77 interfaces to a portably efficient BLAS implementation, as well as a few routines from LAPACK.
The GRASP Project has created an algorithmic-level graphical representation for software called the Control Structure Diagram (CSD). The CSD was created to improve the comprehension efficiency of Ada source code and, as a result, improve software reliability and reduce software costs. Since its creation, the CSD has been expanded and adapted to include other languages. GRASP provides the capability to generate CSD's from Ada 95, C, C++, Java, and VHDL source code in both a reverse and forward engineering mode with a level of flexibility suitable for professional application. GRASP has been integrated with the GNU family of compilers for Ada (GNAT) and C (gcc), and Sun's javac compiler for Java. Use of GRASP is not restricted to these compilers, however. This has resulted in a comprehensive graphically-based development environment for these languages. The user may view, edit, print, and compile source code as CSDs with no discernible addition to storage or computational overhead.
Hoard is a scalable memory allocator (malloc replacement) for multithreaded applications. Hoard can dramatically improve your application's performance on multicore machines. No changes to your source are necessary; just link it in. Hoard scales linearly up to at least 64 processors. Supported platforms include Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Windows.
Dynamic Probe Class Library (DPCL) is an object-based C++ class library that provides the necessary infrastructure to allow tool developers and sophisticated tool users to build parallel and serial tools through technology called dynamic instrumentation. DPCL takes the basic components needed by tool developers and encapsulates them into C++ classes. Each of these classes provide the member functions necessary to interact and dynamically instrument a running application with software patches called probes. Dynamic instrumentation provides the flexibility for tools to insert probes into applications as the application is running and only where it is needed.
The GotoBLAS codes are a fast implementation of the Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines. The advantage is fast calculation. Note that the actual performance depends in part on the code from which you call the GotoBLAS subroutine(s), and on the combination of architecture and operating system under which you are running. Your own tuning can make a big difference.
Open Watcom consists of the famous Watcom C++ and WATFOR compilers -- now open source. Open Watcom is mainly used for developing embedded, DOS, and ncurses software. Open Watcom includes the C/C++/Fortran IDE from Watcom for DOS and a full set of command-line tools for compilation, including the superb Watcom debugger. Open Watcom emits easy-to-understand errors and warnings when things go wrong. Open Watcom generates small statically linked binaries for Linux, Win32, Win16, OS/2, QNX, NetWare, and MS-DOS real and protected mode, among other targets. However, Open Watcom is still only beta-quality on Linux and BSD. The two most serious issues are imperfect C++ template support and an inability to dynamically link with shared libraries built by GCC. Also, Open Watcom is released under the Sybase Open Watcom Public License, which is considered non-free by most Debian Linux developers. NOTE: Open Watcom binaries for Linux are not available anywhere. You must build it yourself. 1.5 has known build issues on Linux; use version 1.4 or the current daily build instead.