## Blue Gene/P Reaches Sixty-Trillionth of Pi Squared 212

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."*
## How many digists of pi do you know? (Score:3, Informative)

http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/031208/how-many-digits-of-pi-do-you-know.gif [toothpastefordinner.com]

## Not a disclaimer ... (Score:2, Informative)

"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)

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)

## Re:A time to crack wise... (Score:3, Informative)

I'm sorry to destroy your one hope. [wikipedia.org]