The Marionette Collective (mcollective) is a framework to build server orchestration or parallel job execution systems. It uses modern technologies and concepts that make it ideal for large and cloud-based infrastructures. It's specifically geared towards systems administration tasks, but can be seen as a generic framework too.
Freedomotic is an open, flexible, scalable, mashup-oriented software system which can interact with well-known standard building automation protocols and with "do-it-yourself" solutions. It treats the Web, social networks, and frontends just like any other sensor or actuator in your automation system. For example, you can tweet your washing machine to start the washing cycle. Freedomotic leverages modern enterprise integration patterns and distributed computing architectures, along with cross-language APIs for extensions.