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Google broke Pi world record, requests 31.4-trillion works of art

Google broke Pi world record, requests 31.4-trillion works of art”

They made their announcement today, on Pi day which falls on March 14th, or 3.14, the United States format of the date, in its most basic form.

Emma and Google have shown that Google Cloud computing can be used to solve many complex mathematical problems and this is only the beginning of what is possible. It's the first pi record calculated on the cloud. Pi is used in engineering, physics, supercomputing and space exploration - because its value can be used in calculations for waves, circles and cylinders.

It took Iwao four months and 25 Google Cloud virtual machines to calculate pi to a sprawling 31.4 trillion digits - breaking the previous record of 22.4 trillion set by Peter Trueb in 2016. The Google Compute Engine took the task this year, bringing calculations to a virtual machine cluster for the first time in Pi calculation history.

As you would expect that amount of digits requires a lot of storage - she calculates she required 170 terabytes to finish the calculation.

Iwao said she has been fascinated with pi since she was 12, writes Google.

'Pi seems simple - it starts with 3.14. As a child, she downloaded a program to calculate pi on her own computer.

Moving forward, she wants to help other budding mathematicians who are interested in unearthing pi's numbers like her.

Her milestone was certified by Guinness World Records on Wednesday, making her the third woman to set a world record for calculating the number. But even if you don't work for Google, you can apply for various scholarships and programs to access computing resources.

"At the time, the world record holders were Yasumasa Kanada and Daisuke Takahashi, who are Japanese, so it was really relatable for me growing up in Japan", she said on Google's official blog. I would list it here but I suspect that many digits may break the website.

Previously, China was home to the world's two fastest supercomputers.



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