After more than a year of electronic computation, Alexander Yee and Shigeru Kondo finally reached 10 trillion digits of . This was a follow up to last year’s computation of up to 5 trillion digits.
The hardware used was a 3.33 GHZ-processor desktop with 96GB DDR3 RAM. About 44TB of hard disk space was used for the computation and another 7.6 TB was used to store the value of . The program used was called y-cruncher (see details).
is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. That means that if we have a circle, regardless of the size, and we divide the circumference by the diameter, the quotient will always be or approximately . Continue reading