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A USA TODAY motion graphic explaining the significance of Pi. By Berna Elibuyuk and Ramon Padilla, USA TODAY. USA TODAY

Just in time for Pi Day, a new world record has been set for calculating the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

On Thursday, Google revealed developer advocate Emma Haruka Iwao, with the help of the tech giant’s cloud platform, calculated Pi to 31.4 trillion decimal places, beating the previous record by nearly 9 trillion digits.

To do this, Iwao’s team used a program called ycruncher capable of computing Pi to trillions of digits powered by 25 virtual machines run through Google Cloud’s Compute Engine.

“The biggest challenge with pi is that it requires a lot of storage and memory to calculate,” said Iwao, who has worked with the company for nearly four years, in a blog posted published Thursday by Google.

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