Accelerating Model Simulations During Optimization

About Accelerating Optimization

You can accelerate the response optimization computations by changing the simulation mode of your Simulink® model. Simulink Design Optimization™ software supports Normal and Accelerator simulation modes. For more information about these modes, see How Acceleration Modes Work in the Simulink documentation.

The default simulation mode is Normal. In this mode, Simulink uses interpreted code, rather than compiled C code during simulations.

In the Accelerator mode, Simulink Design Optimization software runs simulations during optimization with compiled C code. Using compiled C code speeds up the simulations and reduces the time to optimize the model response signals.


You cannot use the Accelerator mode if your model contains algebraic loops. If the model contains MATLAB® function blocks, you must either remove them or replace them with Fcn blocks.

If the model structure changes during optimization, the model is compiled to regenerate the C code for each iteration. Using the Accelerator mode increases the computation time. To learn more about code regeneration, see Code Regeneration in Accelerated Models in the Simulink documentation.

Setting Accelerator Mode for Response Optimization

To set the simulation mode to Accelerator, open the Simulink model window and perform one of the following actions:

  • Select under Simulation > Mode > Accelerator.

  • Choose Accelerator from the drop-down list as shown in the next figure.

      Tip   To obtain the maximum performance from the Accelerator mode, close all Scope blocks in your model.

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