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Pi day: Google employee sets a new record for calculating value of pi

Google’s employee from Japan Emma Haruko Lwao and her colleagues use this Google cloud computing powers to break the world record for calculating Pi to the highest number of digit- 31,415,926,535,897 digits, the previous record has been broken which was of 22,459,157,718,361 digits set back in 2016. That’s 9 Trillion More than the previous record.

According to Google, to complete this task Lwao had to run 5 benchmark application called y-cruncher on 25 Google Cloud virtual machine for about 121 days.

Google has explained how the mathematics of the calculation worked in their latest post.