Go VS Lua benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Sat Jan 28 2023, 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
go 1.go 3021ms 13ms 47.5MB 4350ms 33ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 3856ms 10ms 38.6MB 3840ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 119.5MB 4937ms 47ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 174.6MB 4930ms 50ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 265ms 1.5ms 9.9MB 340ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 348ms 1.9ms 6.9MB 337ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua 404ms 4.7ms 25.0MB 383ms 7ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 1057ms 15ms 17.3MB 1043ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 557ms 2.6ms 5.0MB 543ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1-m.go 883ms 44ms 13.6MB 1720ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 1683ms 4.3ms 257.5MB 1620ms 47ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 39ms 1.3ms 3.1MB 30ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1-m.go 86ms 33ms 5.4MB 147ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 268ms 2.0ms 65.3MB 250ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 165ms 1.5ms 8.1MB 150ms 3ms go 1.19.5

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 50ms 1.1ms 8.2MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.5

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 1413ms 29ms 5.0MB 2707ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go 2936ms 4.8ms 49.9MB 2917ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 142ms 2.3ms 5.0MB 220ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go 314ms 5.9ms 47.6MB 297ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 251ms 1.7ms 2.9MB 453ms 0ms go 1.19.5

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 32ms 0.1ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.5

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 1.9ms 0.4ms 2.3MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1.go 2.0ms 1.3ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua 2.1ms 0.8ms 1.5MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
go 1.go 2.6ms 0.5ms 2.9MB 0ms 0ms go 1.19.5

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 162ms 3.7ms 60.3MB 263ms 17ms go 1.19.5
go 2-m.go 553ms 30ms 164.3MB 543ms 310ms go 1.19.5
go 1-m.go 569ms 8.0ms 168.9MB 513ms 383ms go 1.19.5

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 29ms 19ms 25.1MB 50ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 136ms 20ms 39.1MB 77ms 70ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 142ms 17ms 39.6MB 93ms 70ms go 1.19.5

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 69ms 3.4ms 42.1MB 50ms 10ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 171ms 3.9ms 18.8MB 157ms 3ms go 1.19.5

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 392ms 11ms 192.8MB 353ms 90ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 1078ms 9.7ms 102.8MB 1043ms 60ms go 1.19.5

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 7-m.go 1512ms 45ms 38.5MB 2780ms 27ms go 1.19.5

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 7-m.go 244ms 12ms 23.5MB 383ms 17ms go 1.19.5

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 167ms 3.1ms 2.0MB 160ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 174ms 2.3ms 3.4MB 163ms 0ms go 1.19.5

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 494ms 6.0ms 0.3MB 483ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 518ms 5.6ms 3.4MB 503ms 0ms go 1.19.5

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 83ms 2.9ms 0.0MB 70ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 94ms 2.2ms 3.9MB 80ms 0ms go 1.19.5

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 4375ms 2.3ms 5.4MB 4363ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 5.6MB 4983ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 184ms 1.1ms 2.9MB 170ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 247ms 4.1ms 0.0MB 237ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 1950ms 5.8ms 38.1MB 2750ms 33ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 2283ms 38ms 42.2MB 3207ms 57ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 3802ms 8.7ms 212.8MB 3753ms 33ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 90.6MB 4980ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 159.2MB 4920ms 60ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 180.9MB 4913ms 70ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 422ms 3.6ms 12.3MB 577ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 487ms 5.9ms 13.3MB 670ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 667ms 22ms 51.6MB 647ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1278ms 8.0ms 38.3MB 1263ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua 1517ms 29ms 36.2MB 1490ms 13ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 2818ms 14ms 41.6MB 2790ms 10ms lua 5.4.4

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 458ms 2.3ms 2.9MB 443ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 843ms 1.9ms 0.0MB 830ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 4.lua 1105ms 6.1ms 1.4MB 1097ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.5MB 4990ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 50ms 2.0ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 87ms 1.1ms 0.0MB 80ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 4.lua 115ms 2.8ms 1.4MB 103ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua 1205ms 19ms 1.5MB 1193ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 617ms 27ms 73.7MB 597ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 621ms 0.8ms 17.6MB 610ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 764ms 27ms 41.6MB 747ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 901ms 1.5ms 20.0MB 887ms 3ms go 1.19.5

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 116ms 2.6ms 22.1MB 100ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 130ms 1.5ms 13.9MB 117ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 146ms 0.6ms 5.6MB 133ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 218ms 3.0ms 7.3MB 207ms 0ms go 1.19.5

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 1388ms 1.8ms 10.4MB 1367ms 0ms go 1.19.5

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 334ms 1.0ms 10.3MB 310ms 3ms go 1.19.5

regex-redux

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 116.1MB 4973ms 67ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 120.9MB 4963ms 20ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 2541ms 30ms 18.5MB 2523ms 17ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 30.0MB 4977ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

secp256k1

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 0-ffi.go 174ms 6.2ms 9.4MB 160ms 3ms go 1.19.5

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 0-ffi.go 59ms 4.1ms 9.6MB 43ms 0ms go 1.19.5

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 2484ms 4.4ms 5.4MB 4830ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 4964ms 6.5ms 5.4MB 4953ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.4MB 4983ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4990ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.6MB 4990ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 628ms 2.7ms 3.4MB 1197ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 1245ms 4.2ms 2.9MB 1230ms 0ms go 1.19.5
lua 1.lua 1559ms 3.6ms 2.6MB 1550ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1.go 2577ms 4.4ms 0.0MB 2563ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4987ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 167ms 2.2ms 2.9MB 297ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 313ms 1.7ms 2.9MB 297ms 0ms go 1.19.5
lua 1.lua 394ms 0.9ms 1.4MB 380ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1.go 647ms 1.1ms 0.0MB 633ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.4MB 4987ms 0ms lua 5.4.4