Subject: New world record of pi : 51.5 billion decimal digits

Dear pi people;

Now is the time for the announcement of new world record of pi. It took longer time than our expectation. Nearly two years has passed since we got new world record of 6.4 billion. Now, we got eight times more record than 6.4 billion as the following texts which you can get with anonymous ftp to 'www.cc.u-tokyo.ac.jp'

Yasumasa KANADA, Computer Centre, University of Tokyo

Our latest record was established as follows:

# Declared record: 51,539,600,000 decimal digits

Two independent calculations based on two different algorithms generated 51,539,607,552 (=3*2^34) decimal digits of pi and comparison of two generated sequences matched 51,539,607,510 decimal digits, e.g., a 42 decimal digits difference. Then we are declaring 51,539,600,000 decimal digits as the new world record. (See related lecture on Pi and Mathland article.)

Main program run:
Job start : 6th June 1997 22:29:06
Job end : 8th June 1997 03:32:17
Elapsed time : 29:03:11
Main memory : 212 GB
Algorithm : Borweins' 4-th order convergent algorithm
(Run the algorithm.)
The 18th iterate actually agrees with Pi to more than 187 billion digits.

Verification program run:
Job start : 4th July 1997 22:11:42
Job end : 6th July 1997 11:19:58
Elapsed time : 37:08:16
Main memory : 188 GB
Algorithm : Gauss-Legendre algorithm (Brent-Salamin)

Optimized main program run:
Job start : 1st August 1997 23:04:15
Job end : 3rd August 1997 00:18:47
Elapsed time : 25:14:32
Main memory : 212 GB
Algorithm : Borweins' 4-th order convergent algorithm

Machine used: HITACHI SR2201 at the Computer Centre, University of Tokyo, with 1024 Processors.
50,000,000,000-th digits of pi and 1/pi:

pi : 85133 98712 75109 30042
1/pi: 1191 08624 25640 78042

(First digit '3' for pi or '0' for 1/pi is not included in the above count.)

Frequency distribution for pi-3 up to 50,000,000,000 decimal places:

'0' : 5000012647; '1' : 4999986263; '2' : 5000020237; '3' : 4999914405
'4' : 5000023598; '5' : 4999991499; '6' : 4999928368; '7' : 5000014860
'8' : 5000117637; '9' : 4999990486;

Chi square = 5.60

Frequency distribution for 1/pi up to 50,000,000,000 decimal places:

'0' : 4999969955; '1' : 5000113699; '2' : 4999987893; '3' : 5000040906
'4' : 4999985863; '5' : 4999977583; '6' : 4999990916; '7' : 4999985552
'8' : 4999881183; '9' : 5000066450;

Chi square = 7.04

51,539,600,000-th digits of pi and 1/pi

pi : 70532 46569 86142 12904
1/pi: 0081 50624 62192 72973

(First digit '3' for pi or '0' for 1/pi is not included in the above count.)

Some interesting digit sequences

0123456789 : from 17,387,594,880-th of pi
0123456789 : from 26,852,899,245-th of pi
0123456789 : from 30,243,957,439-th of pi
0123456789 : from 34,549,153,953-th of pi
0123456789 : from 41,952,536,161-th of pi
0123456789 : from 43,289,964,000-th of pi

9876543210 : from 21,981,157,633-th of pi
9876543210 : from 29,832,636,867-th of pi
9876543210 : from 39,232,573,648-th of pi
9876543210 : from 42,140,457,481-th of pi
9876543210 : from 43,065,796,214-th of pi

09876543210 : from 42,321,758,803-th of pi
27182818284 : from 45,111,908,393-th of pi

0123456789 : from 6,214,876,462-th of 1/pi
01234567890 : from 50,494,465,695-th of 1/pi

9876543210 : from 15,603,388,145-th of 1/pi
9876543210 : from 51,507,034,812-th of 1/pi

999999999999 : from 12,479,021,132-th of 1/pi

(First digit '3' for pi or '0' for 1/pi is not included in the above count.)

Programs were written by Mr. Daisuke TAKAHASHI, a Research Associate at our Computer Centre.
Message passing routines were written by myself.
CPU used was the HITACHI SR2201 at the Computer Centre, University of Tokyo.
1024 PE's were definitely used through single job parallel processing for total of two programs run.

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