Google EMMA HARUKA and team broke the Guinness World record by calculating the most exact value of Pi.
Pi has been calculated to 31.4 trillion decimal places or 31,415,926, 535, 897 digits to be exact, by using the Google compute engine. Emma Haruka and team completed this achievement in 121 days (4 months) and uses about 1 Terabyte data and a hard work of team members, lead this task too great success.
This task was completed on this day so as to mark the Pi day, which is celebrated on 14, March. A pi is an irrational number, used frequently in calculations in mathematics. Its standard value is 3.14 or 22/7. It represents a ratio between the circle’s circumference and the diameter of the circle.
Many scientists have tried several times to calculate the value of Pi. They succeeded but was unable to find the exact results of it. So, to make the calculations easier we assumed its value as 3.14 or 22/7.
Emma said in a post that- “Pi value is calculated to 31.4 trillion decimal places or 31,415,926, 535,897 digits to be an exact value. This is almost 9 trillion digits than the previous record that was set in November 2016 by Peter Trueb”.
To calculate the value of Pi, it has taken the efforts of team and technology also played a handsome role to gain it. Its value was calculated using the y-cruncher application on 25 Google cloud virtues machine and required 170 terabytes of data to calculate it. It took around 4 months to complete this calculation, and during this calculation, the Google cloud server was kept open, so as to avoid interruption during calculation.
This year marks the 31st anniversary of Pi day, which was first celebrated by Physicist Larry Shaw and his team in San Francisco in 1988.