JPPF is an open source, freely distributed and multiplatform Grid Computing platform designed from the offset to makes it easy to run applications in parallel, as well as to speed up their execution by orders of magnitude.
Features at a glance
With this software, you can setup and run a JPPF grid in minutes. It provides a simple programming model that abstracts the complexity of parallel and distributed processing, it is highly scalable, distributed framework for the parallel execution of cpu-intensive tasks.
Among other highlights, JPPF features seamless integration with leading J2EE application servers, programmatic and graphical tools for fine-grained administration and monitoring, self-repair and fault-tolerance capabilities, in order to ensure the highest level of reliability and service, and a set of fully documented sample applications.
Another interesting feature is the ability to run in the background of a operating system, as a non-interactive daemon that starts at boot time. It is specifically engineered to be deployed on a server machine. To better understand how the program works, please view its topology in the screenshots section below.
Under the hood and availability
Supported operating systems and platforms
As mentioned, this is a cross-platform software project that has been successfully tested with several GNU/Linux distributions, as well as with the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Currently, it is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.