World Record 31.4 Trillion Digits of Pi Calculated By Google Scientist

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A Google employee has broken the world record for calculating digits of Pi, beating the reigning champion 3 times over with an astonishing 31.4 trillion decimal place calculation.

Beating The World Record

Google decided they wanted to celebrate Pi Day in the most audacious way they could, announcing that one of their employees had calculated Pi to a precision of 31.4 trillion decimal places.

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Emma Haruka Iwao used Google Compute Engine, running on Google Cloud, to smash the previous record for computing Pi, around 9 trillion digits. In order to accomplish this feat, Iwao used what is known as a y-cruncher and ran it on 25 Google Cloud virtual

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