C VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Fri May 20 2022, full log can be found HERE

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[x86_64][2 cores] Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8370C CPU @ 2.80GHz (Model 106)

* -m in a file name stands for multi-threading or multi-processing

* -i in a file name stands for direct intrinsics usage. (Usage of simd intrinsics via libraries is not counted)

* -ffi in a file name stands for non-stdlib FFI usage

* (You may find time < time(user) + time(sys) for some non-parallelized programs, the overhead is from GC or JIT compiler, which are allowed to take advantage of multi-cores as that's more close to real-world scenarios.)

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 1.c 1.5ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 0ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
nim 1.nim 1.7ms 0.5ms 0.7MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1.8ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
c 1.c 2.2ms 0.7ms 2.3MB 0ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 1.c 2.8ms 1.5ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms clang 11.0.0

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 1-m.c 244ms 1.5ms 23.6MB 407ms 13ms gcc 12.1.0
c 1-m.c 580ms 38ms 20.2MB 900ms 13ms clang 11.0.0

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 1.c 34ms 1.4ms 12.8MB 40ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 1-m.c 66ms 3.4ms 9.6MB 100ms 0ms clang 11.0.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 5.c 321ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 310ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 8-i.c 346ms 2.4ms 1.1MB 333ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 8-i.c 365ms 0.6ms 0.9MB 357ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5.c 368ms 1.3ms 1.1MB 360ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 8-i.c 375ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 363ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 2.c 397ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 390ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 5.c 401ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 390ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 405ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 390ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
c 2.c 412ms 6.0ms 1.1MB 393ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
nim 2.nim 429ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 420ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
c 2.c 624ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 613ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 5.c 36ms 1.0ms 0.9MB 27ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 8-i.c 39ms 2.0ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 8-i.c 39ms 0.1ms 0.9MB 30ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 8-i.c 40ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 30ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 5.c 40ms 0.4ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
nim 2.nim 43ms 0.1ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
c 2.c 43ms 1.0ms 0.6MB 30ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 2.c 44ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 5.c 45ms 5.2ms 0.6MB 30ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 45ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 40ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
c 2.c 65ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 53ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 593ms 2.3ms 6.4MB 583ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 668ms 3.2ms 6.1MB 650ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
c 1.c 795ms 30ms 40.2MB 770ms 10ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 1.c 813ms 6.4ms 40.8MB 770ms 27ms clang 11.0.0
nim 1.nim 828ms 1.4ms 41.1MB 813ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 829ms 24ms 40.9MB 813ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6
c 1.c 905ms 22ms 41.1MB 880ms 10ms gcc 12.1.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 1.c 119ms 2.7ms 10.9MB 107ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 1.c 122ms 0.2ms 11.6MB 107ms 3ms clang 11.0.0
c 1.c 122ms 2.7ms 11.9MB 107ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
nim 1.nim 124ms 0.7ms 11.0MB 110ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 129ms 2.5ms 11.3MB 117ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 140ms 0.3ms 3.3MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 158ms 0.2ms 3.0MB 150ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 4-m.c 1406ms 13ms 1.0MB 2743ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 1593ms 20ms 1.0MB 3113ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 4-m.c 1748ms 12ms 3.1MB 3420ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 6-im.c 1749ms 15ms 2.8MB 3407ms 3ms clang 11.0.0
c 5-im.c 1850ms 3.6ms 1.0MB 3640ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5-im.c 2045ms 10ms 3.1MB 4003ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 2221ms 8.6ms 3.1MB 4363ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 2224ms 11ms 0.9MB 4360ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
nim 1.nim 4121ms 0.3ms 1.8MB 4110ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 4122ms 1.3ms 1.8MB 4110ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 4-m.c 360ms 2.2ms 1.0MB 683ms 3ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 405ms 1.3ms 1.0MB 780ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 445ms 3.9ms 3.0MB 847ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 4-m.c 452ms 12ms 2.9MB 857ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 5-im.c 473ms 1.8ms 1.0MB 910ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5-im.c 519ms 5.0ms 3.1MB 1003ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 561ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 1087ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 3-m.c 568ms 2.9ms 3.0MB 1087ms 3ms clang 11.0.0
nim 1.nim 1032ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1033ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 4-m.c 97ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 170ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 110ms 2.4ms 1.0MB 200ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 120ms 2.3ms 3.1MB 213ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 4-m.c 121ms 3.5ms 3.1MB 213ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 5-im.c 127ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 230ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5-im.c 142ms 5.1ms 3.0MB 250ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 151ms 1.4ms 3.0MB 273ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 151ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 273ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6