Posted on Friday, 28 October, 2011 | 17 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo managed to break their previous record of 5 trillion digits.
Despite battling hard drive failures and disruptions caused by the Japanese earthquake, the pair succeeded in smashing their previous record using a custom-built computer and special software designed specifically for the task.
"As the title of the announcement on their website - "Same program, same computer, just a longer wait."