# Mathematicians Calculate 10 Trillion Digits of Pi With Xeons

For the first time mathematicians were able to calculate the Pi constant with 10 trillion decimal digits.

Ten trillion would represent a 1 with 13 zeros. If you were to print that number on paper, you would need about 2.87 billion sheets, based on a standard configuration of about 3500 digits per sheet. Such a stack of paper would reach a height of 21.4 miles.

According to an unofficial announcement the calculation of the 10 trillion digits, it took 371 days and an additional 45 hours to verify on a system equipped with two Intel Xeon X5680 processors, 96 GB of memory and 24 2 TB hard drives. Only the first 5 trillion are offered for download as decimals via five separate downloads totaling 1.91 TB at this time.

The record of 10 trillion records doubles the previous record of 5 trillion digits, which was posted in August of this year.

- 96 Giga Bytes of DDR3 RAM: $ 2970.00

- 2 TB of Harddrive, Xeon Dual Socket Motherboard and Power Supply: $1100.00

- CALCULATING PIE TO 10 TRILLION DIGITS in 371 days: PRICELESS!!!!!!

They could have folded for the cure.

They could have folded for the cure.

stfu. without scientific and mathematical advances, you wouldn't be able to 'fold' at all. this is a mathematical advancement, which will lead to more accurate scientific measurements. if we followed your logic, we'd still be creating scientific ways to determine if someone is a witch.

- 96 Giga Bytes of DDR3 RAM: $ 2970.00

- 2 TB of Harddrive, Xeon Dual Socket Motherboard and Power Supply: $1100.00

- CALCULATING PIE TO 10 TRILLION DIGITS in 371 days: PRICELESS!!!!!!

melt all of north pole then vaporize all the water.

raised global warming by 11c.

provided heating for all of siberia.

helped cook world's largest cpu powered pizza oven.

made human torch blush.

And my version of this is...

- Two Intel Xeon Hexa Core server CPUs: $ 7600.00- 96 Giga Bytes of DDR3 RAM: $ 2970.00- 2 TB of Harddrive, Xeon Dual Socket Motherboard and Power Supply: $1100.00- CALCULATING PIE TO 10 TRILLION DIGITS in 371 days:

USELESS!!!!!!In the end it would all still be useless to us lol.

And my version of this is...

- Two Intel Xeon Hexa Core server CPUs: $ 7600.00- 96 Giga Bytes of DDR3 RAM: $ 2970.00- 24 2 TB of Harddrive $ 5759.00, Xeon Dual Socket Motherboard and Power Supply: $1100.00- Having the Biggest slice of pie: PRICELESS!!!!!!

Imagine the size uncompressed!