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Simulated Annealing - What is the difference between parallel tempering and simulated annealing?


Similar to simulated annealing, temperature fluctuation is an essential part of parallel tempering. The main difference between the two methods is that parallel tempering dynamically changes temperatures whereas simulated annealing adheres to a predetermined timetable. In addition, optimization issues are the main applications of simulated annealing.