New record for pi?

by Anonymous on Jan. 06th, 2010

Pi are squared; cake are round: Photo courtesy LeJyBy at Flickr Creative Commons
Pi are squared; cake are round: Photo courtesy LeJyBy at Flickr Creative Commons
Using a desktop computer, a scientist says he's calculated pi to almost 2.7 trillion digits! That's enough information to fill more than a thousand gigabytes (one terrabyte) of hard drive space, and would take more than 49,000 years of around-the-clock counting to count at one number per second. Could this mean more slices for everyone? Let's hope so.

SOURCE
BBC report

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