(Please note that your donation to this campaign will now go twice as far, as Kevin Dorner aka Mr. Kevvy will be matching all donations made here! If you're a GPUUG member with access to the team forum, please post any donations to the Green Bank Updates thread there.)
Finally, after over a year of development the Green Bank project is due to go live soon, meaning that in the near future for the first time in SETI@Home's history, we'll be looking for signals and crunching data from somewhere other than the Arecibo observatory.
However, before this exciting new project can happen, we're going to need a new SERENDIP receiver, for both the Green Bank and Arecibo locations. The SERENDIP receiver, as well as capturing and analyzing real-time data for the project of the same name, also captures the data for deeper analysis by us, the SETI@Home volunteers. So, to emphasize, this will benefit SETI@Home directly and give us much more data to crunch.
To complete the receivers, the SETI@Home team has indicated a requirement of 10 x GTX780ti video cards, the most powerful video cards currently available, to do the extreme amount of number crunching required: Eight will be deployed to the receivers themselves, and two will be used for development and as spares.
Your donation will enable the SETI@Home team to provide us with a vast number of new worlds to explore for intelligent signals, and a targeted search of the most promising candidates we know of!
UPDATE: EVGA is kindly selling us these cards for $650 each plus shipping, so the total amount required has been reduced!
Please note if you donated to the Upload/Download/NTPCKR Servers campaign that your donations ($1,588) have been transferred to this campaign. The server campaign was no longer required as SETI@Home's new colocation facility provided new servers.