I tried to go to the Stardust@home project page and I received this message:
Aug. 1, 2006
Today we officially begin the Stardust@home project with real data.
Due to the unexpected large volume of traffic, our website might be slow or non-responsive. If you are receiving this message, please try again at a later time.
We are working to solve this problem as soon as possible. Please be patient and thank you for your understanding,
Unexpected large volume of traffic? You have got to be kidding me. The thought that they didn't expect a lot of traffic is... um... sad? They emailed all that pre-registered best I can tell. I believe I read that the number was over 100,000 people. (Not sure where I saw that).
Truth is, I expected delays with this. But their comment that they did not was surprising.