Woman Adds 9 Trillion Digits to Pi

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Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao has absolutely smashed the previous world record for calculating Pi by adding almost nine trillion more digits.

The previous world record was for 22 trillion digits by Peter Trueb, using a program called Y Cruncher that was also used by multiple former world record holders.

This time, Iwao used Google’s cloud computing service to crunch the required 170 terabytes of data, which took 25 virtual machines about four months to get through.

31.4 trillion: the number of π digits calculated.

Congratulations to @Yuryu, who set the new world record, calculating almost 9 trillion more digits than the previous world record using Compute Engine VM clusters → https://t.co/j9Hwh4r1YL#PiDaypic.twitter.com/OzwYaXCjYL

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