Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Number of the Week

Fabrice bellard, a French computer scientist used a conventional desktop computer (costing around €2,000) to calculate the mathematical constant 'Pi' to nearly 2.7 trillion digits. That's around 123 billion more than the previous record set in 1995 using multi-million euro supercomputers. It took a total of 131 days for the computer to complete the calculation and check the result.


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