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Google worker breaks world record for calculating pi

Mar 14, 2019
Emma Haruka Iwao broke the record of calculating pi to 31.4 trillion digits this Wednesday, just in time for the unofficial pi day March 14 (3.14). Emma dreamed since she was a little girl to break the record and she had been working in her office in Tokyo for 4 months to do the feat. She works in the Google cloud department and used 25 Google cloud virtual machines, making it the first time Pi is calculated in the cloud. The previous record was set by Peter Trueb in 2016, calculating 22.4 trillion digits.
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