Understanding the interaction of vortices with inclusions in type-II superconductors is a major outstanding challenge both for fundamental science and energy applications. At application-relevant scales, the long-range interactions between a dense configuration of vortices and the dependence of their behavior on external parameters, such as temperature and an applied magnetic field, are all important to […]

October 3, 2014 by hgpu

We develop a parallel rejection algorithm to tackle the problem of low acceptance in Monte Carlo methods, and apply it to the simulation of the hopping conduction in Coulomb glasses using Graphics Processing Units, for which we also parallelize the update of local energies. In two dimensions, our parallel code achieves speedups of up to […]

July 24, 2014 by hgpu

Langer theory of metastability provides a description of the lifetime and properties of the metastable phase of the Ising model field-driven transition, describing the magnetic field-driven transition in ferromagnets and the chemical potential-driven transition of fluids. An immediate further step is to apply it to the study of a transition driven by the temperature, as […]

April 4, 2014 by hgpu

We present a scheme for the parallelization of quantum Monte Carlo on graphical processing units, focusing on bosonic systems and variational Monte Carlo. We use asynchronous execution schemes with shared memory persistence, and obtain an excellent acceleration. Comparing with single core execution, GPU-accelerated code runs over x100 faster. The CUDA code is provided along with […]

December 6, 2013 by hgpu

Monte Carlo simulations of the Ising model play an important role in the field of computational statistical physics, and they have revealed many properties of the model over the past few decades. However, the effect of frustration due to random disorder, in particular the possible spin glass phase, remains a crucial but poorly understood problem. […]

November 25, 2013 by hgpu

We describe a numerical study of the potential energy landscape for the two-dimensional XY model (with no disorder), considering up to 100 spins and CPU and GPU implementations of local optimization, focusing on minima and saddles of index one (transition states). We examine both periodic and anti-periodic boundary conditions, and show that the number of […]

November 25, 2013 by hgpu

We perform a large-scale statistical analysis (> 2000 independent simulations) of the elongation and rupture of gold nanowires, probing the validity and scope of the recently proposed ductile-to-brittle transition that occurs with increasing nanowire length [Wu et. al., Nano Lett., 12, 910-914 (2012)]. To facilitate a high-throughput simulation approach, we implement the second-moment approximation to […]

November 18, 2013 by hgpu

In this paper we present a Graphical Processing Unit accelerated mixed variational formulation for fast phononic band-structure calculation of arbitrarily complex unit cells and report speed gains of a hundred fold over unoptimized serial cpu computations. To the author’s knowledge this is the first application of gpu computing to a non-FE/FDTD bandstructure algorithm. The formulation […]

October 29, 2013 by hgpu

In the numerical analysis of strongly correlated quantum lattice models one of the leading algorithms developed to balance the size of the effective Hilbert space and the accuracy of the simulation is the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG) algorithm, in which the run-time is dominated by the iterative diagonalization of the Hamilton operator. As the […]

September 25, 2013 by hgpu

We characterize the phase diagram of anisotropic Heisenberg spin glasses, finding both the spin and the chiral glass transition. We remark the presence of strong finite-size effects on the chiral sector. We find a unique phase transition for the chiral and spin glass sector, in the Universality class of Ising spin glasses. We focus on […]

September 9, 2013 by hgpu

We discuss the efficiency of parallelization on graphical processing units (GPUs) for the simulation of the one dimensional Potts model with long range interactions via parallel tempering. We investigate the behaviour of some thermodynamic properties, such as equilibrium energy and magnetization, critical temperatures as well as the separation between the first- and second-order regime. By […]

August 27, 2013 by hgpu

The Random Phase Approximation (RPA) for correlation energy in the grid-based projector augmented wave (gpaw) code is accelerated by porting to the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) architecture. The acceleration is achieved by grouping independent vectors/matrices and transforming the implementation from being memory bound to being computation/latency bound. With this approach, both the CPU and GPU […]

July 31, 2013 by hgpu