One quadrillion digits of pi

Torbjorn Granlund tg at
Wed Sep 1 08:57:06 CEST 2010

Tsz Wo Sze <szetszwo at> writes:

  Quoted from
  "...  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?
Yes, we really plan to make GMP able to calculate with such large

  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.

Or a breakthrough in patience.


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