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 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 (Free, Open Source), GridRepublic (Free, Open Source), JPPF (Free, Open Source) and Quantum Moves (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 11, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      PYBOSSA is the ultimate crowdsourcing framework to analyze or enrich data that can't be processed by machines alone.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • Knoppix
      ClusterKnoppix is a modified Knoppix distro using the OpenMosix kernel. Features: OpenMosix terminal server - uses PXE, DHCP and tftp to boot linux clients via the network.
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    1. PelicanHPC is a Debian-based live CD image with a goal to make it simple to set up a high performance computing cluster. The front-end node (either a real computer or a virtual machine) boots from the CD image.
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    2. 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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