Distributed and Parallel Program Execution Runtime

Dapper, standing for Distributed and Parallel Program Execution Runtime, is one such tool for bridging the scientist/programmer’s high level specifications that capture the essence of a program, with the low level mechanisms that reflect the unsavory realities of distributed and parallel computing. Under its dataflow-oriented approach, Dapper enables users to code locally in Java and execute globally on the cloud or grid. The user first writes codelets, or small snippets of code that perform simple tasks and do not, in themselves, constitute a complete program. Afterwards, he or she specifies how those codelets, seen as vertices in the dataflow, transmit data to each other via edge relations. The resulting directed acyclic dataflow graph is a complete program interpretable by the Dapper server, which, upon being contacted by long-lived worker clients, can coordinate a distributed execution.

Argus Monitoring System

Argus is a system and network monitoring application. It will monitor nearly anything you ask it to monitor (TCP + UDP applications, IP connectivity, SNMP OIDS, etc). It presents a clean, easy-to-view Web interface. It can send alerts numerous ways (such as via pager) and can automatically escalate if someone falls asleep.

simple but not very effective. good for mid-range netwroks.

HTTP Anti Virus Proxy

HAVP (HTTP Anti Virus Proxy) is a proxy which scans downloads for viruses with ClamAV, F-Prot, or Kaspersky. The main aims are continuous, non-blocking downloads and smooth scanning of dynamic and password protected HTTP traffic. It can be used with squid or standalone, and it also supports transparent proxy mode.

anybody test it? any news or problem? going to test it on squid asap !

SYDI – Simplifying Network Documentation

SYDI is a collection of scripts to help people get started with the documentation process. What it can do is to collect information from a Windows Server (SYDI-Server) or a MS SQL Server (SYDI-SQL) or an Microsoft Exchange Organization (SYDI-Exchange) and present its findings in a MS Word document or an XML document. On the Linux side SYDI-Linux writes output to XML which can be converted to Html or the OASIS OpenDocument format.

I have just test it for windows ( XP / 2k3 ) and Linux ( RH / Debian ) and MS SQL. it seems very useful !