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.
Regress Pro is scientific and industrial software that can be used to study experimental data coming from spectroscopic ellipsometers or reflectometers. The program has been developed mainly looking to the application of thin film measurement in semiconductor industry. The software is suitable both to determine the thickness of the layers and to determine the optical properties of dielectric materials.
The Pegasus Workflow Management System encompasses a set of technologies which help workflow-based applications execute in a number of different environments, including desktops, campus clusters, grids, and clouds. It bridges the scientific domain and the execution environment by automatically mapping high-level workflow descriptions onto distributed resources. It automatically locates the necessary input data and computational resources necessary for workflow execution. It enables scientists to construct workflows in abstract terms without worrying about the details of the underlying execution environment or the particulars of the low-level specifications required by the middleware (Condor, Globus, or Amazon EC2). It bridges the current cyberinfrastructure by effectively coordinating multiple distributed resources.
Punto is a tool for plotting particles. It reads particle data from a file and displays them in a window in several ways, like dots, circles, squares, and spheres. It can also plot vectorial fields. The output can be in one, two, or three dimensions. It is possible to zoom in and out, rotate in three dimensions, draw periodic images, and more. It can produce animations easily from your data files.