Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“The world looks like a multiplication-table, or a mathematical equation, which, turn it how you will, balances itself.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

It currently takes a computer several months to multiply two numbers that are one billion digits each. Using the new Schönhage-Strassen algorithm for the same problem, though, takes under 30 seconds. Chances are you’ll never need to multiply numbers that large but, if you’re interested in this new process, Click here for a video explanation by Dr. David Harvey. (No relation).

Happy multiplication!