Simulating spin systems on IANUS, an FPGA-based computer



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Fernández Pérez, Luis Antonio and Martín Mayor, Víctor and Muñoz Sudupe, Antonio and otros, ... (2008) Simulating spin systems on IANUS, an FPGA-based computer. Computer physics communications, 178 (3). pp. 208-216. ISSN 0010-4655

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We describe the hardwired implementation of algorithms for Monte Carlo simulations of a large class of spin models. We have implemented these algorithms as VHDL codes and we have mapped them onto a dedicated processor based on a large FPGA device. The measured performance on one such processor is comparable to O(100) carefully programmed high-end PCs: it turns out to be even better for some selected spin models. We describe here codes that we are currently executing on the IANUS massively parallel FPGA-based system.

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© 2007 Elsevier B.V. Artículo firmado por 18 autores. The help of G. Poli in the development of the IANUS Ethernet interface is warmly acknowledged.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Special-purpose computer; Monte-Carlo-simulations; Field ising-model; Critical-behavior; Glass.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
Sciences > Physics > Physics-Mathematical models
ID Code:38278
Deposited On:30 Jun 2016 10:20
Last Modified:30 Jun 2016 10:20

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