PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) is a portable message-passing programming system, designed to link separate host machines to form a ``virtual machine'' which is a single, manageable computing resource. The virtual machine can be composed of hosts of varying types, in physically remote locations. PVM applications can be composed of any number of separate processes, or components, written in a mixture of C, C++ and Fortran. The system is portable to a wide variety of architectures, including workstations, multiprocessors, supercomputers and PCs.
Qddb is powerful database creation software. Using Qddb, you can quickly and easily create database applications. nxqddb allows you to create a complete database application in less than five minutes, and Hx lets you manage database information over the web through a CGI interface. Larger applications can also be developed using Fx, a powerful TCL/Tk toolkit.
QGLViewer allows people programming in OpenGL to play around with three dimensional scenes or to write software that uses OpenGL. It provides a set of classes for camera control, as well as comfortable user interface that allows you to control your viewing parameters via mouse and buttons. A framework for camera paths and their interpolation is provided, as is a simple scene tree. QGLViewer is object oriented and programmed in C++ such that the programmer simply instantiates a viewer and connects it to their own render routines.
RealPlayer plays streaming audio and video over the Internet in real-time. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, 3GPP Video, Flash, SMIL 2.0, JPEG, GIF, PNG, RealPix, RealText, Ogg Vorbis, and Ogg Theora. It is available for Windows, Macintosh, Pocket PC, Nokia 9200 Series, Nokia 7650, Palm OS 5-based handhelds, Linux, Solaris, and many Unix variants.
The rlpr package makes it possible (or at the very least, easier) to print files on remote sites to your local printer. It includes BSD-compatible replacements for `lpr', `lpq', and `lprm', whose functionality is a superset of their BSD counterparts. In other words, with the rlpr package, you can do everything you could do with the BSD printing commands, and more. The programs are all smaller, cleaner, and more portable than their BSD equivalents, and supported on just about any POSIX.1 system.
rsync is a replacement for rcp (and scp) that has many more features. It uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method for remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.