PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a portable message-passing programming system, designed to link separate host machines to form a ``virtual machine'' which is a single, manageable computing resource. The virtual machine can be composed of hosts of varying types, in physically remote locations. PVM applications can be composed of any number of separate processes, or components, written in a mixture of C, C++ and Fortran. The system is portable to a wide variety of architectures, including workstations, multiprocessors, supercomputers and PCs.
The Interreality project is a collection of Open Source, Free Software projects based on the Virtual Object System (VOS) platform. The goal is to develop a free and open platform for multi-user 3D virtual reality games, applications, and interactive, collaborative 3D virtual spaces. VOS is a powerful and generic network object framework designed to support a variety of high-performance applications. It is the basis for Ter'Angreal, a general-purpose browser application for entering and participating in 3D worlds.
The IberAgents platform is a framework for component development in Java. It has facilities for Web service communication (SOAP), persistence to database or files, and interaction via the Web; thus providing an end-to-end solution for data management. It uses its own SOAP library, so it does not depend on Axis or Apache Soap.
libGlass is a scalable set of components that can be used by applications to perform distributed computing. Applications are built by reusing the available components as needed. One of the major goals of Glass is to be a user-friendly framework, not only suitable for new applications, but also for legacy code. This is an important feature, as most available solutions for distributed computing require a substantial amount of rewrite of legacy code.
P4 is a self-organizing, peer-to-peer overlay network similar to Gnutella and Freenet. It differs in that it provides an API for developing applications on top of the network and handles the networking and export functionality for unicast, multicast, user and plugin discovery, and strong encryption and authentication. This frees developers from worrying about networking and allows them to focus on building real functionality.
Channel is a C++ template framework for distributed message passing and event dispatching. Its major components (message IDs, routing algorithms...) are highly configurable as template parameters. As a namespace shared by peer threads, channels support publish/subscribe scope control, message filtering, and translation.
Equalizer is middleware for creating and deploying parallel OpenGL-based applications. It enables applications to benefit from multiple graphics cards, processors, and computers to scale rendering performance, visual quality, and display size. An Equalizer-based application runs unmodified on any visualization system, from a simple workstation to large scale graphics clusters, multi-GPU workstations, and Virtual Reality installations.
Mrs is a lightweight but high performance implementation of the MapReduce programming model for parallel computation. It is optimized for computationally intensive programs, especially those which are iterative, though it is applicable to a wide range of applications. It is intended to be simple to install and use. It is written in Python, supports both Python 2 and Python 3, and has no dependencies outside the standard library. The name "Mrs" derives from the practice of referring to MapReduce programs by the title "mister" (e.g., "Mr. Wordcount").
Cacheonix is a reliable distributed Java cache. It helps software organizations achieve reliability, scalability, and performance in their enterprise applications by distributing cached data across a cluster of computers connected by a high-speed network and converting the per-node memory into a large cache of the shared address space. Cacheonix builds on top of a reliable cache coherence protocol that ensures that all nodes have a consistent view of the shared data.