SAOImage DS9 is an astronomical imaging and data visualization application. DS9 supports FITS images and binary tables, multiple frame buffers, region manipulation, and many scale algorithms and colormaps. It provides for easy communication with external analysis tasks and is highly configurable and extensible. DS9 is a stand-alone application that requires no installation or support files. It supports advanced features such as multiple frame buffers, mosaic images, tiling, blinking, geometric markers, colormap manipulation, scaling, arbitrary zoom, rotation, pan, and a variety of coordinate systems.
Caudex is a distributed document/reference management system. Its features include support for BibTeX reference types, reference organization in hierarchical categories, BibTeX export, multiple attachments (eg PDF files) for each reference and a servlet-based Web interface with full-text search on the PDF attachments. It is optimized for offline work, and local reference collections can be synced with servers at any time. Multiple local storages are supported and can optionally be synced against different servers.
OPAL (Open Physics Abstraction Layer) has two main goals: to provide a high-level physics interface, and to provide an abstract interface that is independent of the underlying physics engines. Although some similar libraries focus mainly on the second goal, OPAL is more focused on the high-level physics interface. Even though the abstract interface is important for comparing physics engines or using multiple physics engines in the same application, the primary concern is giving developers a simple, powerful interface with high-level constructs.
CFITSIO is a library of C and Fortran subroutines for reading and writing data files in the FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) data format. It simplifies the task of writing software that deals with FITS files by providing an easy to use set of high-level routines that insulate the programmer from the internal complexities of the FITS file format.
GENESIS (short for GEneral NEural SImulation System) is a general purpose simulation platform that was developed to support the simulation of neural systems ranging from subcellular components and biochemical reactions to complex models of single neurons, simulations of large networks, and systems-level models. It was developed as a research tool to provide a standard and flexible means for constructing structurally realistic models of biological neural systems.
PBZIP2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses pthreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP machines. The output of this version is fully compatible with bzip2 1.0.2 or newer (ie: anything compressed with PBZIP2 can be decompressed with bzip2).
HPC Challenge is a collection of benchmarks for measuring various aspects of system performance, such as flop/s, sustainable memory bandwidth, memory read/write rates, network bandwidth, and latency for parallel machines. It is designed for supercomputers, but will run on any computer with MPI-1 (Message Passing Interface) implementation and BLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms).
PACT is a self-contained set of tools which support developing and using portable programs, particularly scientific and engineering applications. By defining a single, higher level, standard programming interface, it shields application developers from the plethora of different hardware architectures and operating systems and their non-standard features.