Crystal VS Zig 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.)

binarytrees

Input: 18

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 1614ms 6.4ms 64.4MB 1927ms 20ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 138ms 0.3ms 11.0MB 143ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig 3043ms 18ms 8.0MB 2350ms 657ms zig 0.10.0

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 1979ms 40ms 20.5MB 1940ms 23ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 111ms 1.9ms 7.6MB 97ms 3ms crystal 1.4.1

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 84ms 3.2ms 9.3MB 67ms 3ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig 4173ms 2.8ms 1.1MB 3853ms 303ms zig 0.10.0

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 31ms 0.3ms 7.0MB 20ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig 729ms 1.2ms 0.5MB 637ms 77ms zig 0.10.0

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1201ms 3.4ms 0.0MB 2350ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 2680ms 2.2ms 0.0MB 2670ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 3444ms 4.2ms 0.1MB 3430ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 3816ms 3.5ms 3.0MB 3800ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 113ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 197ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 232ms 1.8ms 0.0MB 220ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 290ms 2.1ms 0.1MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 315ms 1.6ms 3.0MB 303ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 155ms 0.1ms 0.0MB 150ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 2.cr 842ms 6.9ms 3.6MB 683ms 143ms crystal 1.4.1
crystal 1.cr 1030ms 0.5ms 14.8MB 857ms 160ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 2.cr 88ms 0.7ms 3.5MB 70ms 10ms crystal 1.4.1
crystal 1.cr 109ms 2.2ms 4.6MB 83ms 13ms crystal 1.4.1

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2.1ms 1.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 3.0ms 0.6ms 3.0MB 0ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 2833ms 1054ms 131.4MB 303ms 290ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 1242ms 112ms 32.7MB 20ms 63ms crystal 1.4.1

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 47ms 1.7ms 1.6MB 37ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 0-unsafe.cr 63ms 2.1ms 5.0MB 50ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
crystal 1.cr 108ms 1.8ms 3.0MB 100ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 132ms 0.3ms 1.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 0-unsafe.cr 175ms 1.0ms 3.0MB 163ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
crystal 1.cr 313ms 0.4ms 3.1MB 300ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 23ms 1.7ms 0.3MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 0-unsafe.cr 32ms 2.1ms 3.1MB 20ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
crystal 1.cr 55ms 1.2ms 5.1MB 47ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 429ms 0.2ms 3.1MB 420ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 996ms 1.0ms 9.6MB 980ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 20ms 1.5ms 0.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 46ms 0.6ms 5.0MB 33ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 1119ms 48ms 66.2MB 1287ms 13ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 226ms 4.8ms 19.4MB 250ms 3ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 303ms 0.6ms 0.0MB 290ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 377ms 3.5ms 0.0MB 367ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 510ms 0.8ms 3.1MB 500ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
crystal 2.cr 540ms 0.7ms 3.1MB 530ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 33ms 1.6ms 0.0MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 40ms 0.6ms 0.0MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 55ms 1.3ms 3.0MB 43ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
crystal 2.cr 59ms 2.2ms 5.1MB 47ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 423ms 0.2ms 4.9MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 2.cr 466ms 1.2ms 10.1MB 450ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig 687ms 54ms 39.1MB 657ms 17ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 878ms 62ms 44.5MB 853ms 10ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 95ms 1.2ms 1.1MB 87ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 2.cr 108ms 1.9ms 4.4MB 100ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig 118ms 1.4ms 9.6MB 103ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 147ms 1.5ms 14.8MB 133ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 2771ms 83ms 6.8MB 3037ms 267ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
crystal 1.cr 653ms 3.5ms 5.4MB 680ms 73ms crystal 1.4.1
zig 1.zig 2699ms 13ms 0.4MB 980ms 1700ms zig 0.10.0

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1070ms 4.8ms 0.3MB 2047ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 2064ms 3.4ms 0.0MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 4576ms 0.2ms 0.1MB 4560ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 278ms 2.3ms 0.2MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 517ms 0.8ms 0.0MB 507ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 1146ms 0.6ms 0.1MB 1133ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 1507ms 2.2ms 5.6MB 1497ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 77ms 1.5ms 0.2MB 123ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 131ms 2.0ms 0.0MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 289ms 1.4ms 0.1MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
crystal 1.cr 381ms 1.5ms 3.8MB 367ms 0ms crystal 1.4.1