A team of Swiss researchers at the Graubuenden University of Applied Sciences has broken the record for arithmetic constant pie calculations. It is now known for an incredible level of accuracy, hitting 62.8 trillion figures for the work of a supercomputer. Pi represents the ratio between the radius of a circle and its circumference. You can recognize the first 10 numbers, π=3.141592653.
To write all the numbers for the new record on A4 paper, you will need about 35 billion sheets, which is equivalent to about 52 percent of the Empire State Building. Pieces of paper placed from head to toe will extend up to 10 million kilometers (6.5 million miles). The whole calculation took 108 days and nine hours, faster than Google’s previous world record in 2019 and Timothy Mullican 2020 trillion numbers of records with the nonprofit North Alabama Charitable Computing. It took about eight months to achieve.
A high-performance computer from the Center for Data Analytics, Visualization and Simulation (DAVIS) made it 3.5 times faster. Prof. Dr Heiko Rölke, head of DAViS, in a statement, “We wanted to achieve a number of goals through record efforts.”
“While preparing and performing the calculations, we have been able to learn and optimize a lot of our processes. This is now particularly useful to our research partners, with whom we jointly conduct computationally intensive projects in data analysis and simulation.” “The calculations have shown us that we are ready for the power-intensive use of data and computing in research and development. This calculation has also made us aware of the weaknesses of our infrastructure, such as inadequate backup capacity, “added project manager Thomas Keller.
Pi’s high-speed calculation is a technical demonstration of what the right algorithm can do and how quickly it can achieve it. The new record has not yet been certified by the Guinness Book of Records and so far researchers have only released the last 10 numbers, which are 7817924264 if you are interested. A team of Swiss researchers at the Graubuenden University of Applied Sciences has broken the record for arithmetic constant pie calculations. It is now known for an incredible level of accuracy, hitting 62.8 trillion figures for the work of a supercomputer.