STMX is a high-performance Common Lisp library for composable Software Transactional Memory (STM), a concurrency control mechanism aimed at making concurrent programming easier to write and understand. Instead of traditional lock-based programming, one programs with atomic memory transactions: if a memory transaction returns normally it is committed. If it signals an error, it is rolled back. Transactions can safely run in parallel in different threads, are re-executed from the beginning in case of conflicts or if consistent reads cannot be guaranteed, and effects of a transaction are not visible from other threads until committed. This gives freedom from deadlocks, automatic rollback on failure, and aims to resolve the tension between granularity and concurrency.
BitDew is a programmable environment for the management and distribution of data for grid, desktop grid, and cloud systems. It can easily be integrated into large scale computational systems such as XtremWeb, BOINC, Hadoop, Condor, Glite, Unicore, OpenStack, and Eucalyptus. It provides key P2P, grid, and cloud technologies (DHT, BitTorrent, Amazon S3, DropBox) and high level programming interfaces with a simple API for creating, accessing, storing, and moving data with ease, even in highly dynamic and volatile environments.
3Delight is a very fast RenderMan-compliant renderer designed to produce photorealistic images for serious production environments. Some of its features include ray tracing, global illumination, motion blur, depth of field, subdivision surfaces, programmable shaders, quality antialiasing, and antialiased multi-depth shadow maps. The API and the shading language are very similar to what is described in the RenderMan interface documentation.
Boxes is a text filter that can draw any kind of box around its input text. Box design choices range from simple boxes to complex ASCII art. A box can also be removed and repaired, even if it has been badly damaged by editing of the text inside. Since the generated boxes may be open on any side, the program can also be used to create regional comments in any programming language. New box designs of all sorts can easily be added and shared by appending to a free format configuration file. In addition to being a command line tool, Boxes integrates well with any text editor that supports filters.