The Bioinformatics Benchmark System is an attempt to build a reasonable testing framework, tests, and data, to enable end users and vendors to probe the performance of their systems. It is not trying to be the last word in informatics benchmarking, as there are simply too many codes, tests, data sets, and databases. The goal is to create a core of tests that all may download and use to probe specific elements of system performance. The end goal is to enable a pluggable set of tests, including the core tests, so that performance data may be gathered.
P4 is a self-organizing, peer-to-peer overlay network similar to Gnutella and Freenet. It differs in that it provides an API for developing applications on top of the network and handles the networking and export functionality for unicast, multicast, user and plugin discovery, and strong encryption and authentication. This frees developers from worrying about networking and allows them to focus on building real functionality.
mmrun is a simple tool to distribute a list of computing jobs over a cluster of machines. It uses MPI to start jobs on the clients and monitor their progress (but does not require the clients to use MPI in any way). The status of all jobs can be monitored at any time by pointing a Web browser at the built-in Web server.
ClusterControl is a Web interface to simplify distributing and monitoring (bioinformatics) applications on Linux cluster systems. It is based on a modular concept that enables integration of command line oriented programs into the application framework of ClusterControl. The system enables integration of different applications accessed through one interface and executed on a distributed cluster system. It uses Apache, PHP, and OpenPBS or Sun Grid Engine.