I previously asked a question about progress in improving the characteristics of supercritical airfoils. The basic supercritical airfoil design was created in the early 1970s by Richard Whitcomb. I was curious in understanding whether the airfoils of ~1990 and beyond, because they were designed using much more advanced CFD tools than Whitcomb's sections were designed with, were improved in performance, despite embodying the basic supercritical ideas (which were, generate a region of supersonic lift, weaken the shock wave, move it to the rear, generate lift from the aft using increased camber).
I found an interesting set of images that I thought the community would appreciate which speaks to my question.
You can clearly see how, in tandem with increasing complexity of CFD codes, the pressure distributions associated with the outboard sections of the wings became more aggressive. The shocks became weaker and they were pushed from 40% of chord to around 55% of chord.