Scientists Calculate Pi to 62.8 Trillion Digits

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      eridani
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      https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7env8/scientists-calculate-pi-to-628-trillion-digits

      The entire process took 108 days and 9 hours, or approximately four months, to complete. This includes the 139 hours of downtime needed for backup or system maintenance, according to the methodology detailed on the university’s website. The last world record, set in Alabama in 2020, took eight months to reach.

      “We wanted to achieve several goals with the record attempt,” Dr. Heiko Rölke, head of DAViS, said in a press release. “In the course of preparing and performing the calculations, we were able to build up a lot of know-how and optimize our processes.”

      The university’s website notes that calculating the precise number of pi is an “unofficial benchmark in high-performance computing.” Knowing the full sequence of pi is not really valuable for research purposes, but having the power to calculate it certainly is.

      “The calculation showed us that we are prepared for data and computing power-intensive use in research and development,” project manager Thomas Keller said in the press release. Keller and Rölke both led the effort.

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      Did they get it to terminat somehow? If not, they don’t have the “full sequence.”

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