cpulimit Alternatives

    cpulimit is described as 'CPU Usage Limiter for Linux - cpulimit is a simple program which attempts to limit the cpu usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in cpu time). This is useful to control batch jobs, when you don't want them to eat too much cpu' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are seven alternatives to cpulimit for Windows, Linux, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is htop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like cpulimit are Process Lasso (Freemium), vtop (Free, Open Source), AnVir Task Manager (Freemium) and Process Tamer (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021

    1. htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal.
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    2. Process Lasso is NOT yet another task manager. It is a process priority optimization and system automation utility. Priority optimization, affinity optimization, core optimization, automated rules, automated power schemes, you name it and Process Lasso has it.
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    3. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.
    4. This tool controls programs, disk, CPU. Replace task manager, tweak and tune up XP or Vista. Speed up windows startup. Get rid of spyware and viruses.


      Be careful! The downloader of AnVir Task Manager can install malwares! To avoid the InstallManager read the post at Forum

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    5. Process Tamer is a tiny utility that monitors the CPU usage of running processes and automatically lowers the priority of processes that are overloading the CPU until their CPU usage returns to a reasonable level.
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    6. Mz CPU Accelerator is an application that automatically changes the priority of the foreground window, by allocating more CPU power to the currently active application (program-game). It automatically de-allocates CPU priority when a new active application is used.


      The last update was on December 19th, 2010. The installer is no longer available on the official site, but can be downloaded from the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20100929185730/http://mztweak.com/download/mzcpu.exe

    7. timelimit executes a command and terminates the spawned process after a given time with a given signal. A “warning” signal is sent first, then, after a timeout, a “kill” signal, similar to the way init(8) operates on shutdown.
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