noVNC is a VNC client implemented using HTML5 technologies, specifically Canvas and WebSockets. It supports "wss://" encryption (SSL/TLS). For browsers that do not have native WebSockets support, the project includes web-socket-js, a WebSockets emulator using Adobe Flash. In addition, as3crypto has been added to web-socket-js to implement WebSocket SSL/TLS encryption, i.e. the "wss://" URI scheme.
StarCluster is a utility for creating traditional computing clusters used in research labs or for general distributed computing applications on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). It uses a simple configuration file provided by the user to request cloud resources from Amazon and to automatically configure them with a queuing system, an NFS shared /home directory, passwordless SSH, OpenMPI, and ~140GB scratch disk space. It consists of a Python library and a simple command line interface to the library. For end-users, the command line interface provides simple intuitive options for getting started with distributed computing on EC2 (i.e. starting/stopping clusters, managing AMIs, etc). For developers, the library wraps the EC2 API to provide a simplified interface for launching/terminating nodes, executing commands on the nodes, copying files to/from the nodes, etc.
Pybatis lets you use a templating engine to generate SQL in the same way we use templating engines to generate HTML. But while HTML is generated to send to a browser, Pybatis generates SQL to send to the database via Python's DB API, and then gathers the results. Pybatis consists of three things combined: Python's DB API, templates, and convenience methods. The core idea of treating dynamic SQL as a templating problem rather than a code generation problem (as in most ORM libraries) comes from iBATIS, after which Pybatis is named with great respect.