Pi counted to 5 trillionth digit, 90 days with custom-made rig

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  1. soulx
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    Remember that girl in your high school math class who would always get extra credit by memorizing more digits of Pi? Well, if you ever hear her utter "9484283852," well, you've probably already finished your college applications (and maybe even earn a degree or two). That ten-digit string is the lead-up to the 5 trillionth number, reportedly a new world record calculated using special software from Alexander Yee (y-cruncher) and a pretty awesome custom-built rig by Japanese Pi-pusher Shigeru Kondo -- a pair of 3.33GHz Intel Xeon X5680, 96GB DDR3 RAM, about 39TB of storage, and Windows Server 2008. All in all, the computation and verification took about 90 days to accomplish. Full, fascinating details at the source link.
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    After seeing the post title ('Pi counted to 5 trillionth digit') I thought

    Wow [​IMG] could count THAT high,
     
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    Shouldn't that be "calculated"?
    Anyway, old news.
     
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    The five trillion digits took up 6TB of data. Which I feel is a bit "wow".
     
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    On topique: It always seems like there's a new record for Pi digits every week.

    We should have the quadrillionth digit by October!
     
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    At first I thought you meant "The Pi" from GBAtemp counted to the 5 trillionth digit [​IMG]
     
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    I didn't know that Pi was infinite... Huh. [​IMG]
     
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    each character takes 1 byte (assuming ASCII standard not unicode) which contains 8 bits each
    so your left with 5 trillion bytes which converted to gigabytes becomes about 4657GB which then becomes about 4.55TB
     
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    Well, Gizmodo said about 6TB...
     
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    I only know the first 150 [​IMG]

    Also, old news I knew about that 2 days ago [​IMG]
     
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    I want that computer rig.
     
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    What some people do for fun... Really cool they were able to do that though.
     
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    [​IMG] I thought that too and apparently so did others [​IMG]
     
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    hehhe 5TB notepad file
     
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