|Manu||Date: Wednesday, 25-August-2021, 4:44 AM | Message # 1|
|By Harry Baker |
Supercomputer took 108 days to run the calculations.
Researchers in Switzerland are set to break the record for the most precise value of the mathematical constant pi, after using a supercomputer to calculate the famous number to its first 62.8 trillion decimal places.
Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The name "pi" comes from the 16th letter in the Greek alphabet and has been used by mathematicians to represent the constant since the early 18th century. The first 10 digits of pi are 3.141592653, but the constant is what is known as an irrational number, meaning that it cannot be expressed as a common fraction and has an infinite number of decimal places.
On Aug. 5, researchers from the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons in Switzerland announced that they had broken the record for the most accurate value of pi by more than 12 trillion decimal places, using a computer at the Competence Center for Data Analysis, Visualization and Simulation (DAViS). The record attempt has yet to be officially confirmed by Guinness World Records.
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