PI news by 
20th October
2005:
Dear folks,
Our latest record
which was announced already at press release time of 6th of
December, 2002 was as the followings;
Declared record: 1,241,100,000,000 decimal digits 
[Errechnet auf einem HITACHI SR8000/MPP]
Yasumasa KANADA
Information Technology Center, Computer Centre Division, University of
Tokyo
Two independent hexadecimal calculation based on two different algorithms generated more than 1,030,775,430,000 hexadecimal digits of pi and comparison of two generated sequences matched completely. Computed hexadecimal digits of pi were radix converted into base 10, generating more than 1,241,177,300,000 decimal digits of pi and generated decimal digits of pi were radix converted again into base 16. Radix converted hexadecimal digits of pi were compared with original hexadecimal digits of pi. There were no difference up to 1,241,100,000,000 decimal digits. Then we are declaring 1,241,100,000,000 decimal digits as the new world records. 
Total elapsed time : 601 hours 56 minutes
Total elapsed time includes elapsed time for data transfer of 400 TB
between main memory and auxiliary disk storage.
Yasumasa KANADA 

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