A fast processor for Monte-Carlo simulation

Robert B. Pearson, John L. Richardson, William D Toussaint

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Abstract

A special purpose processor for Monte-Carlo simulation of the three-dimensional Ising model is described. This device performs the Monte-Carlo updating algorithm on 25 million spins per second on a 643 lattice. The device is also capable of measuring the energy and magnetization of the system or passing the updated lattice to a host computer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Ising model
central processing units
Magnetization
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magnetization
Monte Carlo simulation
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A fast processor for Monte-Carlo simulation. / Pearson, Robert B.; Richardson, John L.; Toussaint, William D.

In: Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 51, No. 2, 1983, p. 241-249.

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Pearson, Robert B. ; Richardson, John L. ; Toussaint, William D. / A fast processor for Monte-Carlo simulation. In: Journal of Computational Physics. 1983 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 241-249.
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