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Scientists break the record for calculating Pi, it took 108 days and nine hours

Scientists break the record for calculating Pi, it took 108 days and nine hours

Swiss researchers say they have calculated the mathematical constant pi to a new world record level of accuracy, reaching 62.8 trillion digits the figure of a supercomputer

"The calculation lasted 108 days and nine hours," Graubuenden University of Applied Sciences said in a statement.

The efforts were "almost twice as fast as the record Google set using its cloud in 2019, and 3.5 times as fast as the previous world record in 2020," according to the University Center for Data Analysis. Visualization and Simulation.

Researchers are waiting for the Guinness Book of Records to prove their achievement, so far they have only discovered the last ten digits which are: 7817924264.

The previous world record pi drink had reached 50 trillion figures.

Pi represents the ratio of the perimeter of a circle to its diameter, with an infinite number of digits following the decimal point.

Researchers, however, continue the calculations for the constant, the first 10 digits of which are 3.141592653.

The Swiss team said the method they built by calculating pi could be applied to other areas such as " RNA analysis, fluid dynamics simulations and textual analysis".