PiCloud Alternatives

    PiCloud is described as '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' and is a Cloud Computing Service in the Business & Commerce category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PiCloud, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows and Android. The best alternative is BOINC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to PiCloud are Folding@home (Free), Apache Mesos (Free, Open Source), Charity Engine (Free, Open Source) and Foldit (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 17, 2018

    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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    2. 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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    3. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
    4. 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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      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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    5. GridRepublic is a customized version of the BOINC software designed to simplify installation and participation by the average computer user.
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      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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      Quantum Moves, part of the scienceathome.org umbrella concept, was born out of the dilemmas and questions the physics researchers at Aarhus University confronted with when they took the challenge of building a quantum computer in the basement lab of the university.
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    6. 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.
    7. Folding@Home Client Monitoring Application.

      Discontinued

      Last update from 2015.

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