Archive for the ‘Open Source Projects’ Category


Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

ec2cluster is a Rails web console, including a REST API, that launches temporary Beowulf clusters on Amazon EC2 for parallel processing. You upload input data and code to Amazon S3, then submit a job request including how many nodes you want in your cluster. ec2cluster will spin up & configure a private beowulf cluster, process the data in parallel across the nodes, upload the output results to an Amazon S3 bucket, and terminate the cluster when the job completes (termination is optional). ec2cluster is like Amazon Elastic MapReduce, except it is uses MPI and REST instead of Hadoop and SOAP. The source code is also free for use in both personal and commercial projects, released under the BSD license.

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TurnKey Linux

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Turnkey Linux is an open source project that’s developing a family of free, Ubuntu-based software appliances which are optimized for ease of use in server-type usage scenarios and can be deployed in just a few minutes on bare metal, a virtual machine and in the cloud.

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