Woman Celebrates 'Pi' Day By Breaking Record

The mathematical constant pi has fascinated math lovers since the day of its discovery

Google is celebrating Pi Day (March 14th) by breaking a record. If you have been out of school for some time, the memory of Pi may fill you with some distant horror so here is a recap.

By using its cloud infrastructure, Google set a new record for the most accurate value of pi.

It's Pi Day, the 3/14 celebration of perhaps the most famous number in history. It was verified twice, once using the Bellard 7-term BBP formula and again with the original 4-term BBP formula. These were run in December and took 20 and 28 hours respectively.

Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee, just smashed the world record of calculating pi.

The number, which does not follow a recurring pattern, has previously been calculated to 22 trillion digits, but Emma Haruka Iwao's efforts - released today to coincide with Pi Day - far surpass that.

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Her milestone was certified by Guinness World Records on Wednesday, making her the third woman to set a world record for calculating the number. Due to the value of Pi 3.14 it is celebrated on 14th March. At this point I couldn't make out the "for what" bit of the sentence. For the sixth consecutive year, NASA has announced its Pi Day Challenge 2019 that invites its scientists and engineers to solve four problems by using pi.

"There is no end with pi, I would love to try with more digits". Pi is used in engineering, space exploration and physics as its value can be used in calculations for waves, circles and cylinders.

With the help of Google Compute Engine, she calculated pi up to a whopping 31,415,926,535,897 digits.

Because of its complexity and irrationality, pi is often used by developers and programmers to test the performance of new hardware or cloud computing. It's a date that only us geeks and nerds take notice of. Emma Hauka Iwao needed 121 days, 170 terabytes of data, and 25 virtual machines to accomplish the feat, and Google explains the particulars in a blog post.

Running in the cloud also let us publish the computed digits entirely as disk snapshots.

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