A fast processor for Monte-Carlo simulation

Robert B. Pearson, John L. Richardson, Doug Toussain

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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