The "Virtual Universe" is a realistic, three-dimensional cyberspace and virtual reality simulation. People can meet, interact with each other, build houses and whole worlds, simulate workflows, test designs, and much more. Due to its extensive programming interface, this virtual reality environment can be used for scientific and engineering tasks such as simulation and visualization applications. It also includes a terrain generator for virtual landscapes and the Java XTools, an extensive package that contains several enhancements and improvements for Java3D and Swing.
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.