Joe Landman at Scalable Informatics announces:

We created a roll to include some tools we have found useful, and one we have written.

  • pdsh - parallel distributed shell. Sort of like cluster-fork, but much faster (and ctrl-c works)
  • whatsup - sort of like ganglia --alive, but it works quickly ...
  • ctop - a cluster top from the command line. Early access, a few bugs, but our customers like it so far


Feel free to pull the roll from here.


The pdsh and whatsup are GPLv2, ctop is GPL v2 for non-commercial/non-supported projects, and commercially licensed for others.