One quadrillion digits of pi
Tsz Wo Sze
szetszwo at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 1 01:04:29 CEST 2010
Quoted from http://gmplib.org/pi-with-gmp.html
"... A planned future version of GMP will allow the patient and wealthy to
compute up to at least 1 quadrillion (1015) digits, and unlike current GMP, this
future GMP will operate fine with operands on disk. You'll need around 4000
high-end swap disks in order to compute 1 quintillion digits, but surely that
will qualify you for a discount ("buy 4000, pay for 3999")."
Do you really have such plan? I might be wrong but I think that there is a gap
between the current (hardware) technology and being able to compute 1
quadrillion (1015) digits of pi. For 1 quintillion digits, it sounds impossible
to me unless there are new major breakthroughs on either hardware or algorithms.
BTW, do you know what value is the two quadrillionth bit of Pi?
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