# Numerical analysis of parallel replica dynamics

Gideon Simpson; Mitchell Luskin

- Volume: 47, Issue: 5, page 1287-1314
- ISSN: 0764-583X

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topSimpson, Gideon, and Luskin, Mitchell. "Numerical analysis of parallel replica dynamics." ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique 47.5 (2013): 1287-1314. <http://eudml.org/doc/273168>.

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abstract = {Parallel replica dynamics is a method for accelerating the computation of processes characterized by a sequence of infrequent events. In this work, the processes are governed by the overdamped Langevin equation. Such processes spend much of their time about the minima of the underlying potential, occasionally transitioning into different basins of attraction. The essential idea of parallel replica dynamics is that the exit distribution from a given well for a single process can be approximated by the distribution of the first exit of N independent identical processes, each run for only 1 / N-th the amount of time. While promising, this leads to a series of numerical analysis questions about the accuracy of the exit distributions. Building upon the recent work in [C. Le Bris, T. Lelièvre, M. Luskin and D. Perez, Monte Carlo Methods Appl. 18 (2012) 119–146], we prove a unified error estimate on the exit distributions of the algorithm against an unaccelerated process. Furthermore, we study a dephasing mechanism, and prove that it will successfully complete.},

author = {Simpson, Gideon, Luskin, Mitchell},

journal = {ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique},

keywords = {accelerated dynamics; rare events; parallel replica; Langevin process; metastability; exit times; quasi-stationary distribution},

language = {eng},

number = {5},

pages = {1287-1314},

publisher = {EDP-Sciences},

title = {Numerical analysis of parallel replica dynamics},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/273168},

volume = {47},

year = {2013},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Simpson, Gideon

AU - Luskin, Mitchell

TI - Numerical analysis of parallel replica dynamics

JO - ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

PY - 2013

PB - EDP-Sciences

VL - 47

IS - 5

SP - 1287

EP - 1314

AB - Parallel replica dynamics is a method for accelerating the computation of processes characterized by a sequence of infrequent events. In this work, the processes are governed by the overdamped Langevin equation. Such processes spend much of their time about the minima of the underlying potential, occasionally transitioning into different basins of attraction. The essential idea of parallel replica dynamics is that the exit distribution from a given well for a single process can be approximated by the distribution of the first exit of N independent identical processes, each run for only 1 / N-th the amount of time. While promising, this leads to a series of numerical analysis questions about the accuracy of the exit distributions. Building upon the recent work in [C. Le Bris, T. Lelièvre, M. Luskin and D. Perez, Monte Carlo Methods Appl. 18 (2012) 119–146], we prove a unified error estimate on the exit distributions of the algorithm against an unaccelerated process. Furthermore, we study a dephasing mechanism, and prove that it will successfully complete.

LA - eng

KW - accelerated dynamics; rare events; parallel replica; Langevin process; metastability; exit times; quasi-stationary distribution

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/273168

ER -

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