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Hadoop Used to Find PI's 2 Quadrillionth Digit

Scientists having fun with Hadoop:

Mr Sze used Yahoo’s Hadoop cloud computing technology to more than double the previous record.

The computation took 23 days on 1,000 of Yahoo’s computers, racking up the equivalent of more than 500 years of a single computer’s efforts.

Original title and link: Hadoop Used to Find the 2 Quadrillionth Digit (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11313194