Go VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Wed May 25 2022, full log can be found HERE

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[x86_64][2 cores] Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8272CL CPU @ 2.60GHz (Model 85)

* -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 3203ms 14ms 45.3MB 4650ms 50ms go 1.18.2
nim 2.nim 3281ms 50ms 35.2MB 3253ms 13ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 3344ms 37ms 34.2MB 3320ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 267ms 12ms 8.2MB 310ms 3ms go 1.18.2
nim 2.nim 288ms 21ms 5.7MB 273ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 304ms 1.5ms 5.5MB 290ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 418ms 1.6ms 6.6MB 410ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 906ms 100ms 15.3MB 1760ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 1828ms 5.3ms 253.7MB 1727ms 87ms tinygo 0.23.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 69ms 9.2ms 5.4MB 113ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 266ms 2.8ms 68.7MB 227ms 20ms tinygo 0.23.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 164ms 2.5ms 10.0MB 153ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 49ms 1.5ms 8.1MB 33ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 1212ms 1.5ms 4.9MB 2340ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 3.go 2794ms 3.0ms 50.1MB 2770ms 7ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 125ms 1.0ms 4.9MB 190ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 3.go 320ms 0.8ms 49.9MB 295ms 10ms tinygo 0.23.0

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 209ms 1.8ms 2.9MB 370ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 2.nim 235ms 16ms 0.7MB 223ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 284ms 20ms 0.9MB 270ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 642ms 2.5ms 1.0MB 560ms 70ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 686ms 49ms 0.7MB 600ms 70ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 24ms 0.5ms 0.7MB 13ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 3.go 27ms 0.6ms 2.9MB 33ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 2.nim 28ms 0.1ms 0.9MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 71ms 4.9ms 0.7MB 57ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 76ms 1.0ms 0.9MB 57ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 1.1ms 0.5ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
nim 1.nim 1.5ms 0.3ms 2.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1.7ms 0.6ms 0.7MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 3.0ms 0.5ms 2.8MB 0ms 0ms go 1.18.2

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 198ms 6.8ms 60.4MB 297ms 47ms go 1.18.2
go 2-m.go 716ms 81ms 175.4MB 700ms 487ms go 1.18.2
go 1-m.go 720ms 67ms 182.0MB 697ms 463ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 899ms 3.5ms 94.4MB 447ms 420ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 926ms 6.7ms 94.0MB 493ms 397ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 47ms 5.2ms 24.1MB 43ms 13ms go 1.18.2
go 2.go 132ms 20ms 39.0MB 80ms 73ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 134ms 8.4ms 18.7MB 60ms 57ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 145ms 1.0ms 17.8MB 70ms 60ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 149ms 24ms 38.3MB 87ms 77ms go 1.18.2

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 90ms 1.2ms 44.8MB 70ms 17ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 178ms 0.5ms 20.6MB 173ms 0ms go 1.18.2

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 413ms 2.5ms 183.4MB 413ms 70ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 1010ms 46ms 111.0MB 997ms 33ms go 1.18.2

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 7-m.go 1376ms 28ms 41.2MB 2520ms 33ms go 1.18.2

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 7-m.go 229ms 3.1ms 21.3MB 357ms 10ms go 1.18.2

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 148ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 159ms 0.7ms 0.7MB 150ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 3.go 168ms 2.8ms 2.9MB 160ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 3.go 173ms 0.5ms 0.3MB 160ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 422ms 30ms 0.9MB 405ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 467ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 460ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 3.go 490ms 1.6ms 2.9MB 477ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 3.go 512ms 0.2ms 2.3MB 500ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 65ms 0.1ms 0.9MB 53ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 68ms 0.3ms 0.7MB 60ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 3.go 85ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 77ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
go 3.go 88ms 0.8ms 4.1MB 80ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 467ms 0.9ms 0.7MB 457ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 485ms 0.9ms 0.9MB 473ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 485ms 35ms 4.9MB 470ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 883ms 1.7ms 4.4MB 870ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 3792ms 3.3ms 5.3MB 3777ms 7ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 22ms 1.9ms 1.0MB 10ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 40ms 1.2ms 0.7MB 30ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 159ms 0.3ms 2.9MB 150ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 329ms 1.8ms 0.0MB 320ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1385ms 10ms 35.0MB 1363ms 3ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1590ms 8.8ms 35.1MB 1563ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go 2139ms 35ms 38.9MB 3060ms 33ms go 1.18.2
go 2.go 2329ms 6.4ms 42.1MB 3320ms 63ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 4944ms 13ms 212.8MB 4870ms 57ms tinygo 0.23.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 322ms 21ms 9.3MB 307ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 338ms 0.6ms 10.0MB 323ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go 443ms 6.3ms 12.3MB 610ms 10ms go 1.18.2
go 2.go 516ms 13ms 13.4MB 713ms 20ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 1016ms 1.9ms 39.1MB 993ms 7ms tinygo 0.23.0
go 2.go 1278ms 2.3ms 51.9MB 1257ms 7ms tinygo 0.23.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 418ms 30ms 0.9MB 403ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 437ms 11ms 0.9MB 427ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go 443ms 3.4ms 4.8MB 430ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 705ms 0.5ms 0.0MB 697ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 43ms 4.2ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 46ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 37ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go 54ms 2.0ms 2.8MB 43ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 74ms 1.3ms 0.0MB 60ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 663ms 1.3ms 6.6MB 650ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 2.go 767ms 1.7ms 17.9MB 753ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
nim 2.nim 776ms 0.8ms 6.1MB 760ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 2.go 984ms 7.8ms 19.9MB 977ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 1202ms 31ms 41.5MB 1180ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go 1255ms 42ms 73.6MB 1217ms 23ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 1255ms 71ms 40.4MB 1233ms 7ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 1580ms 44ms 43.9MB 1560ms 7ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 117ms 2.7ms 22.1MB 100ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 126ms 0.4ms 11.1MB 110ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 130ms 0.8ms 11.4MB 120ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go 148ms 1.5ms 12.9MB 137ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
nim 2.nim 152ms 1.1ms 3.3MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 180ms 0.1ms 3.0MB 167ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 2.go 181ms 0.3ms 4.9MB 167ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
go 2.go 228ms 0.9ms 7.6MB 213ms 0ms go 1.18.2

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 1276ms 0.8ms 8.5MB 1253ms 7ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 309ms 2.7ms 8.5MB 290ms 3ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

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 0.0MB 0ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 2430ms 14ms 18.2MB 2413ms 30ms go 1.18.2
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

secp256k1

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 0-ffi.go 151ms 0.9ms 9.4MB 137ms 0ms go 1.18.2

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 0-ffi.go 51ms 0.8ms 11.5MB 33ms 0ms go 1.18.2

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 2219ms 4.5ms 5.3MB 4303ms 3ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 3300ms 230ms 1.9MB 3287ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 3433ms 1.4ms 1.8MB 3420ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
go 1.go 4402ms 2.2ms 5.3MB 4397ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 568ms 0.8ms 3.3MB 1077ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 861ms 0.9ms 0.9MB 850ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 862ms 1.5ms 0.9MB 850ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 1113ms 2.6ms 3.3MB 1097ms 3ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 151ms 1.3ms 2.8MB 267ms 0ms go 1.18.2
nim 1.nim 210ms 15ms 1.0MB 200ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 218ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 207ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
go 1.go 284ms 0.9ms 2.8MB 270ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 1604ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 1590ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0