Vasile Sima, Peter Benner, Sabine Van Huffel and Andras Varga

Presented at MTNS98 Padova, Italy, July 6-10, 1998, (to appear in Proceedings of MTNS98).

The paper presents performance results for some components of the new, public-domain version of the SLICOT library in comparison with equivalent computations by some MATLAB functions included in the Control Toolbox. SLICOT incorporates the new algorothmic developments in numerical linear algebra, implemented in the state-of-the-art software packages LAPACK and BLAS. The results show that at comparable or better accuracy, SLICOT routines are several times faster than MATLAB computations.