The TONS project

Current release: 0.0.8 (January 28th)

Welcome to the home of the TONS project. TONS stands for Tons Of Numerical Services. The goal of the TONS project is to create a state-of-the-art tool for scientists and engineers who wish to perform numerical investigations.

The TONS system has a three-tier architecture as shown below. A number of clients are connected to the scheduler. Each client request a calculation performed and recieve it when it has terminated. The scheduler sends the request to a number of nodes. A calculation might be parallellized by the scheduler.

We invision that the clients can be of very different nature. One could be a simple command-line calculator like bc, another could a simulation program for the solar system with a graphical user interface. Only the client-programmers' imagination is the limitation!

A quickstart guide to TONS is available here.

The fully implemented TONS system will consist of many components. They are:

You can download the latest version of the TONS system here.

The TONS team consists of the following people:


The TONS project is hosted by Skåne Sjælland Linux User Group.


This page was last modified by Jakob Østergaard January 28, 2000