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Improved bounds for the large-time behaviour of simulated annealing

  • Eric Fontenas (a1) and Olivier François (a2)


We improve on previous finite time estimates for the simulated annealing algorithm which were obtained from a Cheeger-like approach. Our approach is based on a Poincaré inequality.


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∗∗ Postal address: Laboratoire TIMC, Faculté de Médecine, F38706 La Tronche Cedex, France.


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