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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 Cloud Computing service 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, GridRepublic, JPPF and Quantum Moves.

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  1. Folding@home icon

    Folding@home

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Docker
    20 alternatives to Folding@home 

    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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    It is easier to set up and you don't need an account

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    One-time easy setup, runs transparently and efficiently without hassles of user-unfriendly BOINC.

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  2. Charity Engine icon

    Charity Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    12 alternatives to Charity Engine 

    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. Once each PC has finished its part of the puzzle, it sends back the correct answer and earns some money for...

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    GridRepublic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    13 alternatives to GridRepublic 

    GridRepublic is a customized version of the BOINC software designed to simplify installation and participation by the average computer user.

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    JPPF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Java Mobile
    • OpenJDK
    • Solaris
    • Java
    11 alternatives to JPPF 

    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. This is done by splitting an application into smaller parts that can be executed simultaneously on...

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    Quantum Moves

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    11 alternatives to Quantum Moves 

    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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    1.  CrowdsourcedQuantum Moves uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
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      DreamLab

      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      1 alternatives to DreamLab 

      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. Cancer is one of the biggest causes of premature death worldwide, finding answers and...

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    • CryptoBullions Folding Pool icon

      CryptoBullions Folding Pool

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      9 alternatives to CryptoBullions Folding Pool 

      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.

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    • PiCloud

      13 alternatives to PiCloud 

      PiCloud gives every scientist, developer, and engineer a supercomputer at their fingertips. We make it easy to leverage thousands of cores of computational power for high performance computing, batch processing, and scientific computing applications.

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      HFM-NET

      15 alternatives to HFM-NET 

      Folding@Home Client Monitoring Application.

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      1.  CrowdsourcedHFM-NET uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
      Discontinued

      Last update from 2015.

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    • DIET icon

      DIET

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      11 alternatives to DIET 

      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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