100 trillion digits of Pi have been calculated - a new world record

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Before we dive into the tech, here’s an overview of the job we ran to calculate our 100 trillion digits of π.

  • Program: y-cruncher v0.7.8, by Alexander J. Yee
  • Algorithm: Chudnovsky algorithm
  • Compute node: n2-highmem-128 with 128 vCPUs and 864 GB RAM
  • Start time: Thu Oct 14 04:45:44 2021 UTC
  • End time: Mon Mar 21 04:16:52 2022 UTC
  • Total elapsed time: 157 days, 23 hours, 31 minutes and 7.651 seconds
  • Total storage size: 663 TB available, 515 TB used
  • Total I/O: 43.5 PB read, 38.5 PB written, 82 PB total

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Google's press release:


An article on it:
 
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