HEALPix is a set of scientific tools implementing the Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelation of the sphere. As suggested in the name, this pixelation produces a subdivision of a spherical surface in which every single pixel covers the same surface area. HEALPix provides various programs and libraries in C, C++, Fortran, GDL/IDL, Java, and Python which facilitate discretization, simulation, processing, analysis, and visualization of data on the sphere up to very high resolution. It is the state-of-the-art program used in astronomy and cosmology to deal with massive full-sky data sets.
The TIGL Geometry Library can be used for easy processing of geometric data stored inside CPACS data sets. TIGL offers query functions for the geometry structure. These functions can be used, for example, to detect how many segments are attached to a certain segment, which indices these segments have, or how many wings and fuselages the current airplane configuration contains. This functionality is necessary because TIGL targets not only the modeling of simple wings or fuselages but also the description of quite complicated structures with branches or flaps. The library uses the OpenCASCADE software to represent the airplane geometry by B-spline surfaces in order to compute surface points and also to export the geometry in the IGES/VTK format. The library provides external interfaces for C, C++, Python, Java, and FORTRAN.
MPI Parallel Environment (MPE) is a software package for MPI (Message Passing Interface) programmers. It provides users with a number of useful tools for their MPI programs such as a set of profiling libraries that collect information about the behavior of MPI programs, graphical trace file analyzers, serializers, type checkers, collective operations validators, etc.
Babel is an IDL-based language interoperability tool specific to engineering and scientific applications. It allows Fortran 77, Fortran 90, C, C++, Java, and Python to call each other in a single address space for maximum performance. Babel won a 2006 R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine.
The National Space Science Data Center's (NSSDC) Common Data Format (CDF) is a self-describing data abstraction for the storage and manipulation of multidimensional data in a platform- and discipline-independent fashion. It consists of a scientific data management package (known as the "CDF Library") that allows programmers and application developers to manage and manipulate scalar, vector, and multi-dimensional data arrays.
FTIDOE is a comprehensive tool for performing the complex process of dynamic energy analysis. This software enables architects and engineers to perform a comprehensive analysis of dynamic heating and cooling loads, simulation of heating and cooling distribution systems, modeling of equipment supplying the required energy, and calculation of the life-cycle costs of owning and operating energy systems for buildings. It can simulate hour-by-hour performance for buildings ranging in size from a small one room residence to a large multi-storied structure for each of the 8760 hours in a year.