Exploring the HMC trajectory-length dependence of autocorrelation times in lattice QCD

Harvey B. Meyer, Hubert Simma, Rainer Sommer, Michele Della Morte, Oliver Witzel, Ulli Wolff

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review


We study autocorrelation times of physical observables in lattice QCD as a function of the molecular dynamics trajectory length in the hybrid Monte-Carlo algorithm. In an interval of trajectory lengths where energy and reversibility violations can be kept under control, we find a variation of the integrated autocorrelation times by a factor of about two in the quantities of interest. Trajectories longer than conventionally used are found to be superior both in the Nf=0 and Nf=2 examples considered here. We also provide evidence that they lead to faster thermalization of systems with light quarks.
StatusUdgivet - 2. jun. 2006

Bibliografisk note

13 pages, 6 figures


  • hep-lat