The Pegasus Workflow Management System encompasses a set of technologies which help workflow-based applications execute in a number of different environments, including desktops, campus clusters, grids, and clouds. It bridges the scientific domain and the execution environment by automatically mapping high-level workflow descriptions onto distributed resources. It automatically locates the necessary input data and computational resources necessary for workflow execution. It enables scientists to construct workflows in abstract terms without worrying about the details of the underlying execution environment or the particulars of the low-level specifications required by the middleware (Condor, Globus, or Amazon EC2). It bridges the current cyberinfrastructure by effectively coordinating multiple distributed resources.
Termdebug is a set of utilities for recording and replaying the input and output of terminal programs. Its main goal is to aid in developing and debugging terminal programs. Other programs such as termrec/termplay, nethack-recorder/player, and script/scriptreplay only record the output. However, when debugging an interactive terminal program, the input is often as important as the output.
librsb is a library for sparse matrix computations featuring the Recursive Sparse Blocks (RSB) matrix format. This format allows cache-efficient and multithreaded (that is, shared memory parallel) operations on large sparse matrices. The most common operations necessary to iterative solvers are available (matrix-vector multiplication, triangular solution, rows/columns scaling, diagonal extraction/setting, blocks extraction, norm computation, formats conversion). The RSB format is especially well-suited for symmetric and transposed multiplication variants. On these variants, librsb has been found to be faster than Intel MKL's implementation for CSR. Most numerical kernels code is auto-generated, and the supported numerical types can be chosen by the user at buildtime. librsb implements the Sparse BLAS standard, as specified in the BLAS Forum documents.
debcheckroot is a tool that retrieves file checksums online or from read only media. It provides trusted verification of your root file system at least as far as you can trust your Internet connection or your verification medium (DVD, BD, etc.). Unlike debsums, it doesn't rely on locally stored md5sums which can be modified by an attacker along with the files themselves. It also provides cleaner and better structured output, and can spot files added to your system by someone else.