BOINC Alternatives

    BOINC is described as '(Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) is a software platform for volunteer computing and desktop grid and volunteer computing' and is a popular app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BOINC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Folding@home, which is free. Other great apps like BOINC are Charity Engine (Free, Open Source), GridRepublic (Free, Open Source), JPPF (Free, Open Source) and Quantum Moves (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 12, 2020

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals.
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      Folding@home vs BOINC opinions
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      One-time easy setup, runs transparently and efficiently without hassles of user-unfriendly BOINC.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It is easier to set up and you don't need an account
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    1. Charity Engine takes enormous, expensive computing jobs and chops them into 1000s of small pieces, each simple enough for a home PC to work on as a background task.
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    2. GridRepublic is a customized version of the BOINC software designed to simplify installation and participation by the average computer user.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Java Mobile
      • OpenJDK
      • Solaris
      • Java
      Simply put, JPPF enables applications with large processing power requirements to be run on any number of computers, in order to dramatically reduce their processing time.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Quantum Moves, part of the scienceathome.org umbrella concept, was born out of the dilemmas and questions the physics researchers at Aarhus University confronted with when they took the challenge of building a quantum computer in the basement lab of the university.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      DreamLab is a multi-award winning app from the Vodafone Foundation, in partnership with Imperial College London, that uses the collective power of mobile phones to fast track cancer research.
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    3. Official Folding Pool for CureCoin - FAH Users on Team CureCoin (#224497) can sign up here using the same UserName (including capitalization) they use for Folding@Home to earn CureCoins.
    4. Folding@Home Client Monitoring Application.

      Discontinued

      Last update from 2015.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      DIET is a software for grid-computing. As middleware, DIET sits between the operating system (which handles the details of the hardware) and the application software (which deals with the specific computational task at hand).
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    5. A software family that brings distributed computing to the browser, including a server and client.
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