On December 31st, 2009, Fabrice Bellard set a new world record by calculating pi to an amazing 2.7 trillion digits. This is an increase of approximately 120 billion digits over the previous record, set back in August 2009.
Maybe more amazing than the 5 increase is the fact that this feat was accomplished with standard desktop PC hardware, including an Intel Core i7 CPU at 2.93 GHz, 6GB of RAM, and a whopping 7.5 Terabytes of storage.
In case you were wondering, the calculations (including verifications) took 131 days.
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