hMETIS - Hypergraph & Circuit Partitioning

hMETIS is distributed in a binary format and consists of a pair of stand-alone executable programs and a library, which can be used to call hMETIS's partitioning routines directly from another application.

Getting the files
The first step in getting and using hMETIS is to download the distribution file for your architecture. The distribution of hMETIS consists of a Unix gziped tar file (except the Win32 binary which is zip file).

Older versions of hMETIS can be found here.

After downloading hMETIS you need to uncompress and untar it. This is achieved by executing the following command:
gunzip hmetis-1.5-xxxxx.tar.gz

tar -xvf hmetis-1.5-xxxxx.tar
At this point you should have a directory named hmetis-1.5-xxxxx. This directory contains hMETIS's stand-alone programs and hMETIS's user-callable library.
Instructions describing how hMETIS is used can be found at hmetis-1.5-xxxxx/

You can get a PDF copy of this manual from here.

Copyright & License Notice
hMETIS is copyrighted by the Regents of the University of Minnesota. It can be freely used for educational and research purposes by non-profit institutions and US government agencies only. Other organizations are allowed to use hMETIS only for evaluation purposes, and any further uses will require prior approval. The software may not be sold or redistributed without prior approval. One may make copies of the software for their use provided that the copies, are not sold or distributed, are used under the same terms and conditions.

As unestablished research software, this code is provided on an "as is'' basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The downloading, or executing any part of this software constitutes an implicit agreement to these terms. These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.