JPPF is a generic framework for parellelizing computation-intensive applications.
The goal is to make these applications run faster by spreading their execution over many machines in parallel.
To achieve this, JPPF provides a set of ready-to-run components that are executed on each machine and allow them to communicate with each other, thus forming a network of machines called grid.
It also provides an API, to help decompose an application or algorithm into atomic tasks, which can be executed independantly and concurrently, and submit these tasks and obtain the results of their execution.