DSC x GDG #DevFest Night 2

University of Melbourne
Sun, Oct 18, 2020, 7:30 PM (AEDT)

About this event

Join GDG Cloud Brisbane and Emma Iwao (Google Developer Advocate) as we spend the evening counting Pi.

Calculating Pi has been a benchmark for computers for several decades. We have calculated 31.4 trillion digits of Pi in 2019 and broke the world record in the Pi computation. The process took about four months and 200 TiB of storage. This talk will discuss the nature of the calculation, the architecture, challenges and techniques, and of course the brief history of Pi computation. This talk will also highlight the improvements of the cloud platform since the calculation and how we could do better today.