What is BOINC -- Software or Middleware?

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jringo

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Message 83706 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 20:10:26 UTC
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If you had to choose 1, what would you choose? Or is it different for each project, and if so, should it be called software for umbrella purposes? Or other?

Computing Management System CMS
SCaDeS - scientific calculations deployment system

BOINC is a software platform for volunteer computing. It includes client, server, and web components, and APIs for connecting other components.

-BOINC website

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC, pronounced /bɔɪŋk/ – rhymes with "oink"[2]), an open-source middleware system, supports volunteer and grid computing.[3]

-BOINC wiki

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SekeRob
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Message 83707 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 20:33:54 UTC - in response to Message 83706.  

From the first dictionary I hit upon:

middleware
ˈmɪdlwɛː/Submit
nounCOMPUTING
software that acts as a bridge between an operating system or database and applications, especially on a network.
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