Experts at the Graubünden Graduate School of Applied Sciences have set a new record for calculating Pi: They were able to use a supercomputer to determine more than 62.8 trillion digits after the decimal point, 12.8 trillion more than the previous world record: https://argoprep.com/blog/k8/go-math-grade-3-vs-argoprep-grade-3-workbooks/.
“At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, our high-performance computer at the Data Analysis and Visualization Simulation Center (DAVIS) successfully completed the calculation of the number of Pi at 62,831,853,071,796 digits after the decimal point. Thus, 12.8 trillion additional digits are now known, and the previous record of 50 trillion has been broken,” the report said.
The following last ten digits of Pi have been established: 7817924264. More: https://argoprep.com/blog/k8/go-math-grade-4-vs-argoprep-grade-4-workbooks/.
“These calculations have shown us that we are ready to use data and computing power in research and development,” said project manager Thomas Keller. For his part, DAVIS computing center chief Heiko Relke explained that this work has “accumulated a lot of know-how and optimized operations.” According to him, this could be of interest to research partners with whom joint computing projects are being carried out. We are talking about “RNA analysis, noise modeling and text analysis,” among other things.
The DAVIS center took 108 days and 9 hours to do the calculations. This is significantly less than the previous record set in 2020. Its author, American Timothy Mullikan, took 303 days to calculate.