Google employee breaks world record for calculating pi

World Record 31.4 Trillion Digits of Pi Calculated By Google Scientist

So many in fact, that she now proudly holds the Guinness World Record for most calculated digits of pi: 31,415,926,535,897 digits. In addition to reaching such a high calculation, this is also the first time the world record was broken using the cloud. Calculating the digits of pi is a method of testing supercomputers, as well as a way for mathematicians simply to engage in some friendly competition. The calculation was completed with 25 virtual machines in 121 days and took up 170TB of data.

March 14 was chosen as the global day of celebration because 3.14 translates to 3/14/YEAR in the American calendar.

"In the past super computer and desktop computers were used to calculate pi, and today this is the first time a cloud was calculated to beat the world record", she said.

"Pi seems simple - it starts with 3.14", she says.

Google engineer Emma Haruka Iwao has calculated pi to 31 trillion digits, breaking the world record.

Emma further explains that this was possible using a Pi-benchmark, y-cruncher which was developed by Alexander J. Yee on Google Compute Engine virtual machine cluster. But even if you don't work for Google, you can apply for various scholarships and programs to access computing resources.

Bottas expects Mercedes to be chasing Ferrari in Melbourne
Hamilton cited that Ferrari have the edge going into Melbourne after they had a promising pre-season in terms of testing. Last season Hamilton dominated the show after bagging 11 of the final 19 races . "It means we both have a fair shot".

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

The contstant is used in engineering, physics, supercomputing and space exploration - because its value can be used in calculations for waves and circles.

The pizza: For a lot of people, Pi Day is all about the related sales on pizza, and Thrillist has a list of the deals at chains and restaurants around the US.

"I liked computers when I was a kid", she tells NPR's Here & Now.

"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.

Related News:



Most liked

The House just voted to demand DOJ publicly release Mueller report
Excluding themselves from the bipartisan House consensus were four members, who instead chose to vote present: libertarians Rep. The Democratic-backed resolution, which passed 420-0, comes as Mueller appears to be nearing an end to his investigation.

Tucker Carlson backlash jeopardizes Fox News ad revenue
He instead promoted his nightly program, saying in a statement : "If you want to know what I think, you can watch". Fox News did not respond to Fortune's request for comment.

Chelsea boss Sarri: Dynamo Kiev pitch a disaster
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was delighted with his side's performance, hailing their first-half efforts in particular. "I think this is unfair from them", he told a news conference ahead of facing Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League .

Facebook recovering from global outage
According to the website Downdetector , Facebook's outage spanned the globe, with reports of disruptions concentrated on the U.S. And if you haven't rushed to Twitter yet , we'll save you the trouble: yes, Facebook posting is down and Instagram is buggy.

Australian man stops arrow with his mobile phone
The phone hit him in the chin which gave him a small laceration "that didn't require medical treatment", police said. The 39-year-old man was charged with assault and property damage offences, and will face a court next month.

Foster: Trump budget proposal 'disastrous' for hardworking Americans
Because the program is so big, even a small reduction in percent terms can add up to hundreds of billions of dollars over time. Obama also curtailed payments to private insurers in Medicare Advantage, which Trump does not do.

Google reportedly shifting employees away from tablet, laptop division
Since the start of the Nexus smartphone program , Google's made hardware as a sort of guide for the rest of the industry. According to Business Insider , Google is now in the process of implementing a number of " roadmap cutbacks ".

Google celebrates 30th birth anniversary of World Wide Web with a doodle
Berners-Lee launched a campaign called " Contract for the Web " at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal, last year. Indeed it is important to remember that the Internet and the World Wide Web are not the same thing.

'Empire' actor expected to plead not guilty at hearing
Earlier this morning, trial Judge Steven Watkins was assigned to the case and to conduct this morning's arraignment. The actor is accused of falsifying a police report, and lying to police.

Barcelona set a new all-time record in the Champions League last night
Maybe we were trying to play defensive and trying to score goals and maybe that was wrong and today Liverpool were better. I thought the performance in the second half by the whole team was one of the great Liverpool away performances.

Celebrate National Pi Day 2019 with these deals
Pizza Luce Elsewhere on the cheesy side of pi, Pizza Luce will dish out $3.14 slices and select tap brews from open to close. Show this Marie Callender's coupon on Pi Day and you'll get a free slice of pie with the purchase of any adult entrée.

Ontario Banning Cellphones In Classrooms Starting In 2019-20 School Year
Exemptions include lesson plans that integrate phones and for students with medical and/or special needs. The formal announcement of the ban is expected in the near future.

NZ measles outbreak continues to spread
Two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 97 percent effective at protecting children from measles, according to the CDC. A total of 18,000 extra doses of the MMR vaccine are being transported to Canterbury over the next 24 hours.

Advertisers locked out of Ads Manager amid Facebook's outage
The issues affected users around the globe, with people in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America reporting problems. Facebook, WhatsApp , Instagram and Facebook Messenger have all been affected by the partial outage across the USA and Europe.

'Avengers Endgame' co-director Joe Russo to visit India in April
And, amidst all this excitement, the makers on Tuesday announced Joe Russo's (one-half of the Russo brothers ) visit to India. Co-director of 'Avengers: Endgame' Joe Russo announced his tour to India on Tuesday.