The calculation was completed with 25 virtual machines in 121 days and took up 170TB of data.
Emma Haruka Iwao, a developer advocate at Google Cloud, has celebrated Pi Day (3/14) by setting a new Guinness World Record for calculations of the handsome mathematical constant, reaching a number with more than 31.4 trillion (ha!) digits. It's almost nine trillion digits more than the previous world record set by Peter Trueb in November 2016.More news: India police arrest 10 for playing banned PUBG game
Since she was 12, Haruka Iwao has been fascinated by pi, the enigmatic mathematical constant defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The entire time the Google Cloud infrastructure kept all those machines in operation without any failures which is just as well as the calculation would have failed if there were any disruptions. In a blog post, Emma said that they managed to successfully compute the Pi value to 31.4 trillion decimal places or 31,415,926,535,897. Iwao's effort marked another first by relying on cloud technology, which had never been used for such a massive Pi calculation.
When I think of pi, I think of three digits: 3.14. The interesting thing about Pi is that it's value is infinite in length.
A member of Google's staff has broken the world record for calculating Pi to the highest number of digits - at 31 trillion. "But even if you don't work for Google, you can apply for various scholarships and programs to access computing resources", Iwao added.More news: Marvel working on a "What If" Animated anthology series for Disney Plus
'I was very fortunate that there were Japanese world record holders that I could relate to myself.
Summit is 60% faster than the TaihuLight supercomputer, which could achieve a peak performance of 93 petaflops.
China held that record for five years. Meanwhile, the United States only had 143.More news: Smoking during pregnancy doubles risk of unexpected infant death