JPPF, the Java Parallel Processing Framework, has released version 1.1. New features include a new networking tool, the TCP port multiplexer, implemented to enable JPPF to work in firewalled environments, a new node management feature was added that enables updating a node's execution thread pool dynamically, a new node monitoring feature was added, allowing the collection of the node's system and java environments, and several bugs were fixed that caused errors to be raised when management was disabled in a server or a node. JPPF has many outstanding features:
  • A JPPF grid can be up and running in minutes
  • highly scalable, distributed framework for the execution of Java tasks
  • leverages JCA 1.5 to integrate with leading J2EE application servers
  • easy programming model that abstracts the complexity of distributed and parallel processing
  • graphical and programmatic tools for fine-grained monitoring and administration
  • reliability through redundancy, recovery and failover capabilities
  • a set of fully documented sample applications, demonstrating the use of JPPF on real-life problems
  • very flexible and non-constraining open-source licensing