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Blue Gene/P Reaches Sixty-Trillionth of Pi Squared212

Reader Dr.Who notes that an Australian research team using IBM's Blue Gene/P supercomputer has calculated the sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared, a task which took several months of processing. Snipping from the article, the Dr. writes: "'A value of Pi to 40 digits would be more than enough to compute the circumference of the Milky Way galaxy to an error less than the size of a proton.' The article goes on to cite use of computationally complex algorithms to detect errors in computer hardware. The article references a blog which has more background. Disclaimers: I attended graduate school at U.C. Berkeley. I am presently employed by a software company that sells an infrastructure product named PI."
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Blue Gene/P Reaches Sixty-Trillionth of Pi Squared

• How many digists of pi do you know? (Score:3, Informative)

on Saturday April 30, 2011 @08:20PM (#35987644)
• Not a disclaimer ... (Score:2, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 30, 2011 @08:31PM (#35987690)

"Disclaimers: I attended graduate school at U.C. Berkeley. I am presently employed by a software company that sells an infrastructure product named PI.""

That's *not* a DISCLAIMER. That's a DISCLOSURE.

• Re:How many digists of pi do you know? (Score:5, Informative)

on Saturday April 30, 2011 @10:31PM (#35988100)

I know all of them. I just don't know which order they go in.

• Re:How many digists of pi do you know? (Score:5, Informative)

on Saturday April 30, 2011 @11:27PM (#35988308)
"How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics!" There you go, Pi to 14 digits in an easy to remember package. Count the letters in each word to get the right digits.
• Re:A time to crack wise... (Score:3, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 30, 2011 @11:45PM (#35988382)

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