20210817, 21:50  #56 
Feb 2017
Nowhere
1698_{16} Posts 
According to this article, they used ycruncher, the same app used for the 50 tn digit computation.

20210817, 22:04  #57 
Sep 2016
2^{3}×43 Posts 
Had to check back at my emails because it's been so long since I last spoke with Thomas that I completely forgot he was still running this.
Yes, it was on ycruncher, and he asked me for a lot of help months ago about this. 
20210817, 22:08  #58  
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
3×5×17×41 Posts 
Quote:
It appears they took a bet and didn't put RAID over their JBOD. I hope they weren't using a certain manufacturer who will remain nameless... Or, if they did, they were lucky... 9) Edit: Useful knowledge. Edit2: Whoops... I just reread that article all the way to the bottom. While the knowledge is sound, they are a provider of JBOD kit. I have no affiliation. Last fiddled with by chalsall on 20210817 at 22:24 

20210818, 16:43  #59 
Sep 2016
2^{3}·43 Posts 
So this is uh... not great.
Based on my email convo with Thomas (the guy in charge of the latest Pi computation), it looks like they did not verify the computation. Because when I asked about the BBP computation he was like, "what?!?" If that's the case, then they have jumped the gun on announcing the record. I've kicked off my own BBP verification run which will end in about ~20 hours. 
20210818, 20:32  #60  
"Viliam Furík"
Jul 2018
Martin, Slovakia
3·251 Posts 
Quote:


20210818, 23:10  #61  
Sep 2016
530_{8} Posts 
Quote:
And it looks like there are at least some sites that aren't ready to recognize the record yet. Not sure if they also noticed the lack of verification or if they're waiting for me to update the list on numberworld.org. 

20210818, 23:27  #62  
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
3×5×17×41 Posts 
Quote:
Calculating N digits of something known is just a matter of money and time. Every time a record is announced, it just takes another team to run a longer job to beat it. It's a bit like autogratification. But without the euphoria. 

20210819, 16:15  #63 
Sep 2016
344_{10} Posts 
Verification is done and it matches. So the screw up fortunately didn't turn out to be.

20210820, 07:07  #64 
Dec 2012
The Netherlands
1,759 Posts 

20210820, 07:15  #65 
Romulan Interpreter
"name field"
Jun 2011
Thailand
26EB_{16} Posts 
Ok, now we have enough digits to solve a(20)

20210820, 11:05  #66 
"Viliam Furík"
Jul 2018
Martin, Slovakia
3·251 Posts 

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