The planted p -spin interaction model is a paradigm of random-graph systems possessing both a ferromagnetic phase and a disordered phase with the latter splitting into many spin-glass states at low temperatures. Conventional simulated annealing dynamics is easily blocked by these low-energy spin-glass states. Here we demonstrate that actually this planted system is exponentially dominated by a microcanonical polarized phase at intermediate energy densities. There is a discontinuous microcanonical spontaneous symmetry breaking transition from the paramagnetic phase to the microcanonical polarized phase. This transition can serve as a mechanism to avoid all the spin-glass traps, and it is accelerated by the restart strategy of microcanonical random walk. We also propose an unsupervised learning problem on microcanonically sampled configurations for inferring the planted ground state.
Physical Review E
- Pub Date:
- April 2021
- Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks;
- Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics;
- Computer Science - Information Retrieval
- 11 pages