Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mad Genius Uses Desktop Computer to Extend Pi By Another 123 Billion Digits

Fabrice Bellard is a quite accomplished computer scientist who in addition to this achievement has even figured out how to transmit VHF/UHF signals to your old style TV's using your computer as a broadcaster,
told you he was a genius. His site is right here.
From the BBC article; "A computer scientist claims to have computed the mathematical constant pi to nearly 2.7 trillion digits, some 123 billion more than the previous record. Fabrice Bellard used a desktop computer to perform the calculation, taking a total of 131 days to complete and check the result."

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