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A new record in the accuracy of determining the value of the number PI
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Swiss researchers have calculated the value of the mathematical constant, pi, up to 62.8 trillion decimal places, reports The Guardian. For this they used a supercomputer.
The accuracy of pi estimated by the Swiss is a new world record, emphasizes The Guardian.  As we read, calculating the value of pi with such accuracy took the supercomputer 108 days and 9 hours - the University of Applied Sciences in Graubünden reported in a release.

This means that the new record was set 3.5 times faster than the previous one, set in 2020, according to the university's announcement.

At present, Swiss scientists are waiting for the representatives of the Guinness Book of Records to confirm the record setting. Until that happens, scientists reveal only the last 10 digits - 7817924264.

In the previous record calculation, the value of pi was calculated up to 50 trillion decimal places.
 
 The number pi is a mathematical constant that determines the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the length of its diameter. The first 10 numbers of the constant are 3.141592653. Swiss researchers emphasize that the experience gained with calculating pi values ​​could be useful in areas such as 'RNA analyzes, fluid dynamics simulations and textual analysis'.

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A new record in the accuracy of determining the value of the number PI
Photo: Adobe Stock

Swiss researchers have calculated the value of the mathematical constant, pi, up to 62.8 trillion decimal places, reports The Guardian. For this they used a supercomputer.
The accuracy of pi estimated by the Swiss is a new world record, emphasizes The Guardian.  As we read, calculating the value of pi with such accuracy took the supercomputer 108 days and 9 hours - the University of Applied Sciences in Graubünden reported in a release.

This means that the new record was set 3.5 times faster than the previous one, set in 2020, according to the university's announcement.

At present, Swiss scientists are waiting for the representatives of the Guinness Book of Records to confirm the record setting. Until that happens, scientists reveal only the last 10 digits - 7817924264.

In the previous record calculation, the value of pi was calculated up to 50 trillion decimal places.
 
 The number pi is a mathematical constant that determines the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the length of its diameter. The first 10 numbers of the constant are 3.141592653. Swiss researchers emphasize that the experience gained with calculating pi values ​​could be useful in areas such as 'RNA analyzes, fluid dynamics simulations and textual analysis'.