Good news: Pi calculated to ten trillionth digit

It was Yee who wrote the complex programme to calculate the huge number while Kondo built the super-PC, adding at least ten hard drives to make sure it could cope.

Within weeks of starting on October 16 last year the system had failed and they had to start again and then the Kondo’s Japanese home was hit by the giant earthquake that shook his country, but luckily it was not damaged nor hit with a power cut.