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The first computer to calculate Pi

The first computer to calculate Pi

By 14 March 2011

Happy Pi Day! No, that doesn't mean it's time to stuff your face with pasty-based foodstuffs, what it actually refers to is a celebration of the Greek letter of Pi - the symbol that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.... >>

Pi figured to 2.7 trillion digits with a desktop PC

Pi figured to 2.7 trillion digits with a desktop PC

By 7 January 2010

A computer scientist has become the latest boffin to calculate Pi to more decimal places than anyone else using his trusty PC. The previous record, set at 2.6 trillion odd digits, was calculated by a super computer at the University of Tsukuba in Japan,... >>