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Manuscript Title: FIESTA 4: optimized Feynman integral calculations with GPU support
Authors: A.V. Smirnov
Program title: FIESTA4
Catalogue identifier: AECP_v4_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 204(2016)189
Programming language: Wolfram Mathematica 7.0 or higher, c++.
Computer: From a desktop PC to a supercomputer.
Operating system: Unix, Linux, Mac OS X.
Has the code been vectorised or parallelized?: Yes
RAM: depends on the complexity of the problem
Keywords: Feynman diagrams, Multiloop Feynman integrals, Dimensional regularization, Computer algebra, Numerical Integration.
Classification: 4.4, 4.12, 5, 6.5.

External routines: Wolfram Mathematica [1], KyotoCabinet [2], Cuba [3], QHull [4]

Does the new version supersede the previous version?: Yes

Nature of problem:
The sector decomposition approach to evaluating Feynman in- tegrals falls apart into the sector decomposition itself, where one has to minimize the number of sectors; the pole resolution and epsilon expansion; and the numerical integration of the resulting expression. Morover, in cases where the integrand is complex, one has to perform a contour deformation.

Solution method:
The program has a number of sector decomposition strategies. Everything except the integration is performed in Wolfram Mathematica [1] (required version is 7.0 or higher). This part of the calculation is parallelized with the use of shared memory. The database is stored on hard disk with the use of the KyotoCabinet [2] database engine.
The integration part of the algorithm can be performed on a cluster. It is written in c++ and does not need Wolfram Mathematica. For integration we use the Cuba library package [3].
The sampling point evaluation has been vectorized. It can also use graphical processor units for the parallelization of sampling point evaluation.

Reasons for new version:
The main reason for the new version is the possibility to use GPUs for faster calculations.

Summary of revisions:
The main improvements are performance-related. The integration in the new version works 2-4 times faster, and another 2-4 times faster if one uses a GPU. Also there are multiple stability improvements.

Restrictions:
The complexity of the problem is mostly restricted by CPU time required to perform the integration and obtain a proper precision.

Additional comments:
For additional information see, http://science.sander.su, https://bitbucket.org/fiestaIntegrator/fiesta/overview

Running time:
Depends on the complexity of the problem.

References:
[1] http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/, commercial algebraic software;
[2] http://fallabs.com/kyotocabinet/, open source;
[3] http://www.feynarts.de/cuba/, open source;
[4] http://www.qhull.org, open source.