Technology Innovation and the Future of Computational Mechanics

Arvind Krishna, Plenary Speaker

After sixty years of exponential growth in digital computing performance driven by silicon-based technologies, a slowdown is inevitable as we near silicon’s physical limits. Fortunately, new technologies are emerging to offset this trend that will take computational power to levels never imagined. They are expected to have a strong impact on fields in computational mechanics and will lead to entirely new types of solutions to engineering and scientific problems. Concurrent advances in computational mechanics methods are necessary to support and accelerate the development of new core computing technologies. Dr. Krishna will discuss the merging of simulation and modeling techniques with AI-powered methods, and also survey a range of other innovations including new architectures, new device types, and recent advances in quantum computing that have brought it to the threshold of practical commercial and scientific application.