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IBM Takes Pi To One Billion Digits

IBM’s supercomputer, Blue Gene was designed to continuously run at 1petaFLOPS. IBM is pleased to announce that Blue Gene has found the billionth decimal digit in pi. Many have thought that this calculation was impossible and some estimated that it would take a single processor 1,500 years to compute. IBM’s Blue Gene was able to solve pi to the billionth decimal digit in only a few months. The machine was working steadily in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in IBM Australia.