I have submitted a journal paper that compares the performance of two different implementations of power flow algorithm on multi-core CPUs: one developed in C language with parallelization based on OpenMP and Intel MKL libraries, and another one developed in MATLAB and based on vectorization techniques. Performance is comparable for small to medium size systems while the C implementation is up to 2.5 times faster than MATLAB for large systems, which makes sense!
However, one of the journal reviewrs is saying that the scripts based on Fortran and C++ language are usually running faster than any other computational languages, and according to the reference  shown as follows, the MATLAB is usually 9 to 11 times slower than the best C++ executable.
I believe that this comparison does not reveal the full performance of MATLAB. To address this reviewer's concern, I need the following information:
- Is there a performance comparison study between MATLAB and other programming languges published by MathWorks?
- Can you name the external high performance libaries that are used by MATLAB (e.g., vectorization, linear system solvers, matrix operations)?
- Do you have any comment/suggestion that can help in addressing this concern?
Thank you very much in advance.