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I have a problem that I would like to solve with Python, but I don't know the equation for this, here it is:

It has been shown that Moore's law not only applies to semiconductor density, but it also predicts the increase in (reasonable) simulation sizes, and the reduction in computational simulation run-times. First show for a fluid mechanics simulation that takes 4 hours to run on a machine today, that it should only take 1 hour to run on machines built 3 years from now, and only 15 minutes on machines built 6 years from now. Then show that for a large simulation that has an estimated run-time of 5 years that it would complete sooner if we waited 3 years to start the simulation.

What is the formula I would use to solve this?

I have a problem that I would like to solve with Python, but I don't know the equation for this, here it is:

It has been shown that Moore's law not only applies to semiconductor density, but it also predicts the increase in (reasonable) simulation sizes, and the reduction in computational simulation run-times. First show for a fluid mechanics simulation that takes 4 hours to run on a machine today, that it should only take 1 hour to run on machines built 3 years from now, and only 15 minutes on machines built 6 years from now. Then show that for a large simulation that has an estimated run-time of 5 years that it would complete sooner if we waited 3 years to start the simulation.

What is the formula I would use to solve this?

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