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  1. scot in exile

    scot in exile Living Legend

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    I could only get to 30 trillion digits so she has me beat:eek:



    • Google engineer Emma Haruka Iwao has calculated pi to 31 trillion digits, breaking the world record.
    • Pi is an infinite number essential to engineering.
    • She ran her calculations over Google's cloud service, marking another world-first.
    • The calculation took around four months, or 121 days.
    Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao used Google's cloud computing service to break the world record for calculating pi, an infinite number vital to engineering.

    Most people will be familiar with the first few digits of pi from geometry class (3.14...). It's the number you get when you divide a circle's circumference by its diameter.

    Iwao - a cloud developer advocate who has been working at Google for over three years - successfully calculated pi to 31 trillion digits, beating the previous record by 9 trillion. Google announced her accomplishment on March 14, which just so happens to be pi day.

    Doing so required huge amounts of data processing. Using the program y-cruncher on a Google Compute Engine cluster, she ate through 170 terabytes of data over about four months. To give a sense of scale, the BBC writes that 200,000 music tracks total just 1 terabyte.
     
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    Grumpy Ole Codger Slave to the Beast

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    I think she needs to get out more often..
     
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    I used my slide rule and I calculated that she was incorrect on her 25,694,163,790,643rd digit. She is checking her work and will correct it when she is done.
     
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    Thedogsbollocks Turbocharged

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    Yeah right...wouldn’t ya just love to grab a beer with her...not.
     
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    Navigator Top Fuel

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    3.1416 has always worked for me.
     
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    stavros .060 Over

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    i always thought pi had a crust on the top, and a nice filling
     
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    1olbull Riding Motor Since 1950

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    Good eyes there, Ian!
     
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    I've been using pie for years to change my circumference...:thumbsup::D 23240378-homemade-organic-apple-pie-dessert-ready-to-eat.jpg
     
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    idk Living Legend

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    That's usually close enough. 22/7 is pretty good too but 355/113 is better. Surprisingly the Bible got it within about 1/8" in 45' (with an allowable error of 2") three or four thousand years ago.
     
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    WOW. Big fan of pecan pie. No math involved. o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
     
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