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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 more than 10 alternatives to cpulimit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is htop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like cpulimit are Process Lasso, vtop, AnVir Task Manager and Ctop.

cpulimit alternatives are mainly Process Management Tools but may also be Process Monitoring Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of cpulimit.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

CPU Usage Limiter for Linux - cpulimit is a simple program which attempts to limit the cpu usage of a process (expressed in...

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    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 icon

    Process Lasso

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Main Window


  3. vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

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  4. AnVir Task Manager icon

    AnVir Task Manager

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Warning

    Be careful! The downloader of AnVir Task Manager can install malwares! To avoid the InstallManager read the post at http://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/12033/how-to-avoid-the-installmanager/

    Pro Version Main Screen
  5. Ctop icon

    Ctop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Docker
    • Linux
    • Go (Programming Language)

    Top-like interface for container metrics. ctop provides a concise and condensed overview of real-time metrics for multiple containers as well as a single container view for inspecting a specific container.

    App in action


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    Process Tamer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    CPU Limiter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Qt
    • Microsoft Visual Studio

    Limits CPU power to applications based on percentage CPU limit (per target process) ou or suspend target processes. The program permit add process using wildcard and actions triggered.

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  8. Mz CPU Accelerator icon

    Mz CPU Accelerator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Discontinued

    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

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  9. timelimit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  10. Customizable, precise, modern tool to keep an on your Mac's activity and performance.

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