Performance of simulated annealing inp-spin glasses


We perform careful numerical simulations of slow Monte-Carlo annealings in the dense 3-body spin glass model and compare with the predictions from different theories: thresholds states, isocomplexity, following state. We conclude that while isocomplexity and following state both provide excellent agreement the numerical data, the influence of threshold states – that is still the most commonly considered theory – can be excluded from our data.

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