Computer Desktop Supercomputer Defeat

Getting the maximum extent possible with makeshift devices commonly performed by users from among the community of technology enthusiasts. Running Windows 7 on a Pentium II computer, for example.

However, another conducted by Fabrice Bellard, a French user who now holds the world record in the category of calculating Pi. He managed to calculate the value of Pi to 2.7 trillion decimal digits. Exceeded 2.5 trillion digits, a record which was recorded last August by the T2K Open Supercomputer (which when it is the greatest super computer ranking 47th in the world).

What's great record of achievement in addition Bellard digit number that succeeded it count? The great thing is he managed to do the calculation does not use a super computer, but with a desktop computer with Intel Nehalem.

Computers using the Core i7 processor running at 2.93 GHz, 6GB of memory and a five-disk 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (total of 7.5 TB). On the computer that he installed Red Hat Fedora 10 64-bit operating system and using software RAID-0 and ext4 file system.

The result of calculation he does take up to 1.137GB storage. While the time required to complete the calculation with the computer itself takes 103 days.

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