Go VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Mon Oct 03 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
go 1.go 2979ms 18ms 45.5MB 4293ms 50ms go 1.19.1
nim 2.nim 3377ms 55ms 34.4MB 3353ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 3539ms 69ms 35.1MB 3510ms 13ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 4141ms 20ms 38.9MB 4123ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 256ms 1.9ms 8.2MB 337ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 305ms 2.0ms 6.0MB 290ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 2.nim 319ms 3.0ms 5.7MB 307ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 330ms 0.7ms 5.4MB 317ms 0ms nim 1.6.8

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 774ms 126ms 13.6MB 1500ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 1695ms 3.7ms 257.3MB 1643ms 33ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 66ms 16ms 5.4MB 107ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 270ms 1.9ms 64.5MB 250ms 10ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 168ms 3.8ms 8.2MB 157ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 52ms 0.2ms 8.2MB 37ms 3ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 1455ms 14ms 5.0MB 2800ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 3.go 2939ms 3.9ms 49.9MB 2913ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 147ms 1.4ms 5.0MB 217ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 3.go 311ms 0.3ms 50.1MB 290ms 10ms 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 241ms 1.5ms 2.9MB 447ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 2.nim 257ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 339ms 2.7ms 1.0MB 327ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 786ms 1.8ms 0.6MB 683ms 80ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 809ms 2.8ms 1.0MB 720ms 70ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 29ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 3.go 31ms 1.5ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 2.nim 37ms 0.6ms 0.9MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 83ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 67ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 84ms 4.0ms 0.7MB 67ms 3ms nim 1.6.8

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.6ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1.9ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 1.go 2.4ms 2.4ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 2.7ms 0.2ms 2.9MB 0ms 0ms go 1.19.1

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 180ms 17ms 60.5MB 263ms 47ms go 1.19.1
go 2-m.go 614ms 113ms 179.5MB 590ms 367ms go 1.19.1
go 1-m.go 704ms 12ms 186.5MB 727ms 440ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim 731ms 2.3ms 94.2MB 330ms 367ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 735ms 1.5ms 94.3MB 297ms 407ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 29ms 16ms 22.8MB 35ms 15ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim 123ms 0.9ms 18.3MB 53ms 57ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 124ms 9.9ms 38.8MB 90ms 37ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 125ms 16ms 39.1MB 73ms 57ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim 125ms 0.9ms 18.7MB 40ms 67ms nim/clang 1.6.8

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 72ms 4.2ms 44.2MB 57ms 10ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 177ms 0.9ms 18.8MB 163ms 3ms go 1.19.1

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 406ms 4.5ms 182.2MB 360ms 120ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 1037ms 3.0ms 102.8MB 1020ms 43ms go 1.19.1

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 7-m.go 1518ms 53ms 38.8MB 2787ms 30ms go 1.19.1

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 7-m.go 226ms 5.6ms 22.4MB 367ms 13ms go 1.19.1

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 147ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 158ms 1.3ms 0.7MB 150ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 3.go 166ms 1.0ms 0.3MB 160ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 174ms 2.3ms 4.8MB 160ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 434ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 420ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 466ms 0.8ms 0.7MB 457ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 3.go 490ms 1.3ms 2.0MB 480ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 512ms 1.0ms 2.8MB 500ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 65ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 53ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 68ms 0.9ms 0.6MB 60ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 3.go 81ms 1.1ms 0.0MB 70ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 93ms 2.6ms 6.1MB 83ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim 419ms 6.5ms 1.0MB 407ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 448ms 0.6ms 0.7MB 440ms 0ms nim 1.6.8

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 575ms 0.8ms 4.9MB 563ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 996ms 0.9ms 4.5MB 983ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 4115ms 9.8ms 7.4MB 4107ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 27ms 0.3ms 2.0MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 44ms 0.9ms 0.7MB 33ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 173ms 2.0ms 2.8MB 163ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 246ms 0.5ms 0.0MB 233ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1605ms 45ms 34.8MB 1583ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1659ms 3.2ms 35.1MB 1637ms 3ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 1925ms 30ms 40.0MB 2697ms 50ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 2277ms 32ms 41.4MB 3220ms 33ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 3090ms 7.1ms 159.9MB 3043ms 27ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 340ms 1.1ms 9.9MB 327ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 359ms 2.9ms 9.3MB 343ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 408ms 1.4ms 12.4MB 560ms 7ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 480ms 2.4ms 14.3MB 663ms 17ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 811ms 0.9ms 39.4MB 793ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1365ms 7.7ms 51.8MB 1343ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 405ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 393ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 428ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 413ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 454ms 2.6ms 2.9MB 440ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 843ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 833ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 46ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 37ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 47ms 4.8ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 1.go 49ms 2.2ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 87ms 1.4ms 2.0MB 80ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 588ms 1.8ms 6.4MB 577ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 1.go 614ms 8.2ms 71.7MB 587ms 10ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 621ms 1.4ms 17.4MB 610ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 2.nim 642ms 0.9ms 6.0MB 630ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 649ms 24ms 42.8MB 637ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 1.nim 665ms 15ms 41.1MB 643ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 734ms 6.6ms 40.6MB 713ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 2.go 909ms 0.8ms 19.8MB 890ms 7ms go 1.19.1

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 122ms 0.5ms 11.1MB 110ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 126ms 0.4ms 12.8MB 117ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 1.nim 128ms 0.3ms 11.4MB 117ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 1.go 132ms 1.7ms 22.1MB 120ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 2.nim 140ms 0.6ms 3.2MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 2.go 146ms 1.2ms 5.1MB 140ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 2.nim 153ms 1.0ms 2.9MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 2.go 219ms 1.7ms 7.3MB 200ms 3ms go 1.19.1

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 1418ms 0.7ms 10.5MB 1403ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 339ms 1.7ms 10.2MB 327ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

regex-redux

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 2569ms 0.7ms 167.2MB 2520ms 30ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 2574ms 3.7ms 167.2MB 2527ms 33ms nim 1.6.8
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 265ms 1.4ms 17.0MB 250ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 266ms 2.0ms 16.7MB 250ms 3ms nim 1.6.8
go 3.go 2469ms 6.8ms 22.0MB 2450ms 20ms go 1.19.1
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms 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 171ms 1.2ms 10.0MB 160ms 3ms go 1.19.1

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 0-ffi.go 56ms 1.0ms 10.2MB 43ms 0ms go 1.19.1

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 2504ms 30ms 5.4MB 4837ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim 4121ms 3.1ms 1.9MB 4107ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 4122ms 2.2ms 1.8MB 4107ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 1.go 4900ms 5.4ms 5.5MB 4893ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 629ms 1.6ms 2.9MB 1193ms 3ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim 1032ms 0.1ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1032ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
go 1.go 1229ms 2.2ms 2.9MB 1217ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 2576ms 1.1ms 0.0MB 2563ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 167ms 1.5ms 2.9MB 300ms 0ms go 1.19.1
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 261ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
go 1.go 310ms 2.0ms 2.9MB 300ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 647ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 640ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0