Parallel Extension and PI
. My master's thesis was based on large-precision arithmetic and my proof-of-concept was calculating PI, so I've always had a soft spot for stuff like this. And it's using the Parallel Extensions framework along with a beautiful algorithm
to calculate any digit of PI without calculating the others (this makes PI calculation in parallel very easy). I've known about that algorithm for a long time but it was cool to see an article actually explain how it works and how you code it up.
* Posted at 07.03.2008 02:02:40 PM CST | Link *