Parallel tempering: Theory, applications, and new perspectives

David J. Earl, Michael W. Deem
2005 Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP  
We review the history of the parallel tempering simulation method. From its origins in data analysis, the parallel tempering method has become a standard workhorse of physiochemical simulations. We discuss the theory behind the method and its various generalizations. We mention a selected set of the many applications that have become possible with the introduction of parallel tempering and we suggest several promising avenues for future research.
doi:10.1039/b509983h pmid:19810318 fatcat:o6xdibmfjfho5byqtmbi4hbsle