Since the mid-1980s, computational power at all price levels, ranging
from desktop personal computers to state-of-the-art supercomputers, has
increased by factors approaching two orders of magnitude. This is a trend
that dates back decades, and there is every indication that it is a trend
that will continue into the next decade. This paper concentrates on this
growth in computational power, the technologies underlying it, the techniques
required to exploit it, and its impact in chemical engineering applications.
Chem. Eng. Prog., 89(11), 27-37 (1993)