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Google Developers Set Another Record for Calculating Digits of Pi: 100 Trillion

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Roughly 82,000 terabytes of data were processed, using a pi-calculating program known as y-cruncher. That’s more than four times the amount of data processed in 2019.

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Software developer Emma Haruka Iwao and colleagues at Google Cloud achieved a new record by calculating pi—the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter—to 100 trillion digits.

The Google Cloud Compute Engine calculated that number in 157 days, thanks to upgrades and boosts in throughput.

The operation involved processing approximately 82,000 terabytes of data using the y-cruncher pi-calculating program. "

By combining all the new features that were introduced in the last three years, I thought we would be able to break a record again, and not just by a few digits, but by a good margin," Iwao explained.

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