I have used these two programs together to render a fractal movie based on my fractal art (fullscreen is best):
This is a screenshot of the statistics viewer:
This version of ThunderstormDistributor includes job queuing across multiple machines on dynamic clusters, including user-specific execution, memory, CPU, real time, and wall time reservations and limits, and full statistics collection functionality. It also supports dynamic resource allocation, to prevent node oversubscription, and job management, including login, cancellation, and termination. RainforestCluster can setup ThunderstormDistributor for a custom cluster on Amazon's EC2 cloud service. Otherwise, ThunderstormDistributor can run on other clusters, or even local or static clusters; however, manual setup is required. It does not have any Amazon dependencies, only requiring the Qt library and Linux (Kernel 2.6.18+). As it is in beta, debug logging is turned on, and it only supports one queue.