DIET Alternatives

    DIET is described as '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)' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DIET for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is BOINC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DIET are Folding@home (Free), Apache Mesos (Free, Open Source), Charity Engine (Free, Open Source) and GridRepublic (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2019

    1. BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) is a software platform for volunteer computing and desktop grid and volunteer computing.
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      • 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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    2. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Folding@Home Client Monitoring Application.

      Discontinued

      Last update from 2015.

    6. 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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    7. A software family that brings distributed computing to the browser, including a server and client.
      • 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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