Simulated-tempering procedure for spin-glass simulations.

  title={Simulated-tempering procedure for spin-glass simulations.},
  author={Kerler and Rehberg},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  volume={50 5},
  • KerlerRehberg
  • Published 10 February 1994
  • Materials Science
  • Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
We develop an appropriate iteration procedure for the determination of the parameters for the method of simulated tempering and test it successfully on the two-dimensional Ising spin glass. The reduction of the slowing down is comparable to that of the multicanonical algorithm. Simulated tempering has, however, the advantages of allowing full vectorization of the programs and of providing the canonical ensemble directly. 

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