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New Pi Computation Record Using a Desktop PC

January 5th, 2010 01:35 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

hint3 writes Fabrice Bellard has calculated Pi to about 2.7 trillion decimal digits, besting the previous record by over 120 billion digits. While the improvement may seem small, it is an outstanding achievement because only a single desktop PC, costing less than $3,000, was used — instead of a multi-million dollar supercomputer as in the previous records.”

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