AQUA@home launched its alpha trial last week and it has far surpassed my expectations on several levels. The community of folks who contribute cycles to the many large-scale scientific computations going on right now are awesome and have helped a lot in getting things right. We have already had some results come in and we are already doing about 20-30x the number of computations we were doing prior to the external launch.
I wrote a short intro white paper to introduce the science of AQUA@home, written for a non-specialist audience with lots of links to the literature for folks who want to look deeper. If you have suggestions for making this document better let me know and I’ll make an edit list and revise it.