Choosing the right tools
Quoting our Technical Director: ‘All models are wrong – some are useful’, they just need to be accurate enough to form decisions and push your ideas forward. With the vast computing power of our trillions of transistors, we can pretty much simulate anything. But the question we should ask is, do we need to? If we don’t know what our models are performing, we run the risk of rubbish in rubbish out. Feeding a machine nonsense will inevitably lead to more nonsense. The benefit of COMSOL Multiphysics® modelling software is that it lets you ‘look under the hood’. We can see what calculations it is performing so it’s not so much of a black box. But ultimately, we like the analogy of a simulation package as a tool. Anyone can pick up a wood chisel and hack at a piece of wood, a craftsperson who knows how the tools works and how to use it can create something of mastery. The same can be said for simulation, you need craftspeople who know how the tool works and how to get the most out of it. The future of innovation is using simulation tools like a master craftsperson and harnessing the power of the transistor to reduce the time taken for the 99% perspiration and allow more time for genius.
The future of innovation is harnessing simulation and if you haven’t already – let Xi help you get with the programme.