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  Computer Work Calculator is an interactive web page that allows you to estimate the "fair value of a slice of CPU power," estimate the cost of purchasing that amount of power on a commercial distributed computing network, or estimate the soonest possible time that you can execute a given number of instructions for a given amount of money.
  Many add-on tools for SETI@home are listed in the SETI@home FAQ. These include tools to maintain and view logs of work units, display stats about your current work unit in a small Graphical User Interface (GUI), view extended information about SETI@home team statistics, and buffer multiple work units on your system so that you don't need to connect to the SETI@home servers after completing each work unit.
COWPump COWPump "uses WinAmp's Visualization plug-in to visualize a distributed.net client's performance."
SETI Timer SETI Timer is a web-based tool that allows you to estimate the time it will take for your system to process one SETI@Home data block.
Folding Timer Folding Timer is a web-based tool that allows you to estimate the time it will take for your system to complete one Folding@Home protein folding work unit.
  FoldMonitor FoldMonitor by Denis Hruza is a PerlTk script (or Win32 executable) that graphically monitors Folding@Home version 2 clients. It also monitors Genome@Home clients if you run it with a --genome option, and Distributed Folding clients if you run it with a --distribfold option. The PerlTk version requires you to have Perl/Tk installed on your system. It supports skins and color themes, so you can customize its look. Version 5.1.4 is available as of May 23, 2002.

Join a FoldMonitor discussion forum.

DSpy DSpy is a Win32 executable that monitors up to ten D2OL and/or Community TSC clients. Version 2.05 of the client is available as of April 16, 2004. This version supports the new protein targets that Community TSC began in January, 2003.
Google Compute Google Compute, a feature of the Google Toolbar, volunteers your computer to work on distributed computing projects when it would otherwise be idle. It currently supports the Folding@Home project. In the future it will support other projects and will use your computer to "improve Google and its services." You can enable and disable this feature of the Google Toolbar at any time, and you can access your stats for the projects you are contributing to. All Google Compute volunteers are grouped into the Team Google team for projects that support teams.

The Google Toolbar requires a Win32 platform with Internet Explorer version 5 or later. It creates a toolbar underneath the Internet Explorer toolbar in Internet Explorer.

Distributed Folding GUI Distributed Folding GUI (dfGUI) provides a graphical way for Windows users to start, stop, and run the Distributed Folding client software. It shows you how many structures have been completed in the current generation, the best energy for the current generation, and an estimated time for when the block will be completed. It also lets you change the options used for the Distributed Folding client. Finally, it shows you statistics and graphs about your previous generations.

The Distributed Folding client is run in a separate DOS window, so you can still watch the ANSI art it creates when it is running. dfGUI also supports running the Distributed Folding client as a service.

Version 3.2 of the tool is available for Windows as of October 18, 2003. A version for Linux is available from a third party (see the link on the website). Note that version 3 only supports the Phase 2 Distributed Folding client. Source code for the tool is available from the website.

  Folding@Home Grapher "graphs and analyzes Folding@Home team statistics over time." "The current functionality includes the ability to download and store team statistics from the Folding@Home site and display a graph showing the performance of any subset of teams."

Alpha version 0.0.3 of the tool is available as of November 18, 2002. The tool is currently developed for Linux. See installation instructions for the tool.

evolution@home GUI evolution@home GUI, written by Michael Reich of team Rechenkraft.net, provides a Windows graphical interface for the semi-automated version of the evolution@home client.

This site is also available in the original German.

Version 1.1b of the client is available as of April 11, 2003.

DCMonitor GUI DCMonitor, written by Allan Greenwood, monitors multiple clients for the following projects: ECC2-109, Distributed Folding, DPAD, GIMPS, SETI@home, Folding@home, Seventeen or Bust, and Lifemapper. It is useful for people who run multiple clients from multiple projects on a LAN.
  BOINCgui provides a Linux graphical display of a BOINC client's status.

Version 0.4 of the client is available as of June 26, 2004. It supports the public release verson of BOINC version 3.18.

Many other BOINC monitoring tools are listed in the Downloads section of the SETI@Netherlands team site.

UD Monitor UD Monitor is a utility which allows you to run, monitor, and cache multiple work units for grid.org and Folding@home.

Version 4.20 of the client is available as of April 6, 2004. The client source code is available for download.

Infold InFold is an AppleScript Studio application that displays information about your current Folding@home work unit. It shows the current progress and estimates when the work unit will be completed and how long it will take to complete.

The tool also exists in a InFold DP version for dual-processor systems. It tracks two Folding@home clients running on one system.

Version 1.2 of the InFold client and InFold DP client is available as of November 19, 2004.

FADSpy FADSpy monitors your standalone or networked Find-a-Drug clients.

Version 0.48 beta of the client is available as of November 11, 2004. Source code for the client is available for download.

SETI@home iGoogle Gadget for your Google home page: display SETI@home's main page news on your Google home page.
Pirates@Home iGoogle Gadget for your Google home page: display Pirates@Home's user of the day on your Google home page.
Protein Think is "a simple Folding@Home monitoring app for Linux. Written in Python and using Pygtk for the UI, Protein Think gets the job done without too much fuss."
Past Distributed Computing Tools