Determinisctic Results ?

Hi, I'd like to reactivate this old post ...

>Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 04:37 am:

>Is METIS a deterministic program, or is anywhere in the code some kind of random function used that might >result in different results on different platforms ?

>Posted From: Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 06:48 am:

>Metis is a randomized algorithm, so the results will be different on different architectures.

But, should we get the same results on the same machine if we run the program twice on the same problem ?, I currently have different results on the same machine on diffferent runs .... is there any pointer Hash / Sort leading to this behaviour ... I Think the srand/rand stuff should provide the same series of numbers on different run on the same inputs ...

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