The high-performance computer of the Center for Data Analysis, Visualization and Simulation (DAViS), of the University of Applied Sciences of Graubünden (FHGR), in Switzerland, has broken the world record for calculating decimals of the number Pi .
It has thus surpassed the old world record of 50 trillion figures by 12.8 trillion new, previously unknown figures. The last ten known digits of Pi are now: 7817924264 .
108 days and 9 hours
This calculation took 108 days and 9 hours to perform , that is, almost twice as fast as the record Google set for its cloud in 2019, and about 3.5 times as fast as the last world record of 2020. .
According to the achieved calculation of 62.8 billion digits, the DAViS team has achieved a new milestone. The number itself should be publicly available. According to Thomas Keller , the project manager in charge of doing the calculations:
The calculation showed us that we are prepared for the intensive use of data and computing power in research and development. The calculation also made us aware of weaknesses in the infrastructure, such as insufficient backup capacity.