# ParMETIS_V3_PartGeomKway taking twice as long as ParMETIS_V3_PartKway

Hi there,

I using parmetis to partitioning graphs obtained from finite element meshes and it turns out that geometric partitioning takes much longer than normal k-way partitioning. Wasn't suppose to be opposite?

Here are times from ParMETIS_V3_PartGeomKway

Setup: Max: 2.196, Sum: 4.392, Balance: 1.000

Matching: Max: 6.218, Sum: 12.436, Balance: 1.000

Contraction: Max: 2.503, Sum: 5.006, Balance: 1.000

InitPart: Max: 0.003, Sum: 0.006, Balance: 1.000

Project: Max: 0.076, Sum: 0.148, Balance: 1.020

Initialize: Max: 0.366, Sum: 0.728, Balance: 1.004

K-way: Max: 3.858, Sum: 7.716, Balance: 1.000

Move: Max: 0.563, Sum: 1.126, Balance: 1.000

Remap: Max: 0.016, Sum: 0.032, Balance: 1.000

Total: Max: 15.153, Sum: 30.307, Balance: 1.000

and from ParMETIS_V3_PartKway

Setup: Max: 0.259, Sum: 0.519, Balance: 1.000

Matching: Max: 2.152, Sum: 4.304, Balance: 1.000

Contraction: Max: 0.949, Sum: 1.899, Balance: 1.000

InitPart: Max: 0.001, Sum: 0.002, Balance: 1.001

Project: Max: 0.027, Sum: 0.054, Balance: 1.003

Initialize: Max: 0.216, Sum: 0.431, Balance: 1.000

K-way: Max: 3.927, Sum: 7.854, Balance: 1.000

Remap: Max: 0.014, Sum: 0.027, Balance: 1.000

Total: Max: 7.555, Sum: 15.109, Balance: 1.000

Any ideas?