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.