The number of pi was calculated using a supercomputer to 62.8 trillion digits. This is a new record

Researchers at the Graubünden University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland have broken the record for computing pi.

Calculating pi on a supercomputer took 108 days and nine hours. This is almost twice as fast as the record set by Google in 2019 and 3.5 times as fast as the previous world record set by scientists.

Recall that Pi is the ratio of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, with an infinite number of digits following the decimal point.

This achievement is planned to be included in the Guinness Book of Records. Scientists have not published the complete sequence of numbers, but showed the last of them – 7817924264. The previous record allowed setting 50 trillion digits after the decimal point.

A team from Switzerland stated that the experience of calculating the number of pi can also be used in other areas:

  • RNA analysis,
  • simulation of fluid dynamics,
  • text analysis.

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