Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
NCTM or The Math Forum.


Domnei
Posts:
159
Registered:
12/6/04


Re: 206,158,430,000digits of pi
Posted:
Oct 10, 1999 7:21 PM


>I'm sorry to inform you, that you haven't broken a record. All of my >computer's spare cycles are donated to a distributed computing project to >calculate as many digits as possible of Pi. Just so you know, the five >trillionth bit of Pi is a 0. Go here for more information: > >http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/projects/pihex/ > > Art Dardia > > Well, I'm sorry too, but unless I'm a bonehead, Kanada at U. of Tokyo _did_ establish a new world record (and still holds it), for calculating the first N digits of pi with the largest value of N to date. This is different from calculating the Mth digit (and a few in its vicinity), which is what your project does. (Not to mention you do it in binary, not decimal, which is not a trivial difference when you're calculating isolated digits, since you can't convert from one base to the other.)
Right?
Mike Keith Web site: http://users.aol.com/s6sj7gt/mikehome.htm (remove postw letters from email address)



