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Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee broke the World Record for calculating Pi

by Milicent Atieno
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Emma Haruka Iwao works at the Google offices in Osaka, Japan and she makes it to our today feature after she broke the world record for calculating Pi. A feat she achieved just in time for the special day celebration of the Pi; a mind-boggling long number.

Haruka has been working on calculating the pi for four months and crunched down the Pi to 31.4 trillion digits. Breaking the record set by Peter Trueb back in 2016, who had calculated the Pi down to 22.4 trillion digits long.

It was my childhood dream, a longtime dream, to break the world record for Pi,” said Haruka in an interview with CNN Business. She said she has been working towards breaking the Pi record for 12-years now; since she first downloaded the software for calculating the Pi on her PC.

Her record was certified by the Guinness World Records on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Making her the third woman in the world recorded history for calculating Pi.

Google made the announcement that a staff of their broke the Pi record on March 14, right on the Pi Day. What a ‘coincidence’ that Haruka broke the Pi record using Google’s cloud product; showcasing just have powerful the technology has become.

We keep investing in the cloud and it gets even better over time. Hopefully, we can do an even bigger computation in the future.

Anyone interested in playing around with the data can download the 31,415,926,535,897 digits of Haruka’s Pi calculations. The longest known version of the Pi.

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