GridRepublic Alternatives

    GridRepublic is described as 'customized version of the BOINC software designed to simplify installation and participation by the average computer user' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GridRepublic 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 GridRepublic are Folding@home (Free), Apache Mesos (Free, Open Source), Charity Engine (Free, Open Source) and Foldit (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 14, 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Foldit is an experimental video game about protein folding, developed as a collaboration between the University of Washington's departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Biochemistry (many of the same people who created Rosetta@home).
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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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    4. 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.
    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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      • 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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