mldivide take too much time
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I am solving compressible NS using FEM , and I wrote my solver using MATLAB.
currently I have a problem with the running time ( 90x30 grid ). One time step takes about 22 seconds, 20 seconds of them are in the inverse line ! I dont know why it takes this much time !.
Walter Roberson on 18 Mar 2020
To summarize: the most important issue was that the poster had a Ryzen, which is at a disadvantage when using the Intel high performance Math library MKL. Fortunately a user has posted information on how to speed it up; https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/396296-what-if-anything-can-be-done-to-optimize-performance-for-modern-amd-cpu-s#answer_401963 and when the poster did that, they doubled performance.
Precise Simulation on 5 May 2020
You can also try the MUMPS linear solver which is also is up to 30-50% faster than mldivide (Umfpack) in serial mode (and also supports parallel), and is available as pre-compiled Matlab Mex files with the FEATool Multiphysics toolbox