Go VS Zig benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Mon Feb 06 2023, 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
zig 1.zig 2435ms 26ms 49.1MB 2403ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 3238ms 18ms 44.6MB 4600ms 63ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 4368ms 14ms 39.4MB 4343ms 10ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 197ms 1.1ms 7.0MB 180ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 277ms 2.4ms 8.2MB 353ms 10ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 391ms 3.0ms 6.6MB 383ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 909ms 184ms 13.4MB 1750ms 3ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 2254ms 7.2ms 253.7MB 2167ms 67ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 64ms 6.1ms 5.4MB 103ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 306ms 2.0ms 65.6MB 277ms 13ms tinygo 0.25.0

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 168ms 3.0ms 8.3MB 153ms 3ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 4850ms 3.9ms 2.6MB 4820ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 49ms 0.9ms 8.9MB 37ms 0ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 800ms 0.6ms 1.9MB 780ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1177ms 8.3ms 1.1MB 2280ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3-m.go 1212ms 0.4ms 5.0MB 2333ms 7ms go 1.19.5
zig 3-i.zig 1415ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 1403ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 2392ms 1.1ms 1.0MB 2380ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3.go 2703ms 0.7ms 50.0MB 2677ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
zig 1.zig 3198ms 2.9ms 1.0MB 3183ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 112ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 190ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 3-i.zig 121ms 0.8ms 0.9MB 110ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3.go 129ms 1.8ms 5.0MB 187ms 3ms go 1.19.5
zig 2.zig 203ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 190ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 262ms 1.1ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3.go 299ms 0.2ms 48.6MB 273ms 10ms tinygo 0.25.0

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 136ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 123ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3-m.go 209ms 0.6ms 2.9MB 373ms 0ms go 1.19.5

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 16ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3.go 29ms 1.6ms 2.9MB 33ms 0ms go 1.19.5

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1.5ms 0.7ms 0.9MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 2.2ms 0.5ms 2.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 2.6ms 0.2ms 3.3MB 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 193ms 7.2ms 54.4MB 277ms 60ms go 1.19.5
go 2-m.go 688ms 22ms 170.2MB 600ms 493ms go 1.19.5
go 1-m.go 710ms 40ms 175.9MB 710ms 427ms go 1.19.5

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 48ms 3.3ms 24.8MB 50ms 10ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 141ms 9.7ms 39.4MB 103ms 73ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 149ms 17ms 38.9MB 103ms 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 80ms 2.9ms 41.7MB 57ms 17ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 117ms 0.7ms 14.4MB 100ms 7ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 182ms 1.9ms 18.6MB 167ms 7ms 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 407ms 13ms 164.0MB 380ms 97ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 705ms 2.2ms 75.0MB 647ms 37ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 1073ms 7.2ms 103.6MB 1047ms 60ms go 1.19.5

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1090ms 12ms 25.7MB 1057ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 7-m.go 1422ms 15ms 41.6MB 2607ms 33ms go 1.19.5

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 121ms 1.3ms 7.5MB 110ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 7-m.go 241ms 4.9ms 23.9MB 353ms 23ms go 1.19.5

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 47ms 0.2ms 2.8MB 40ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3.go 161ms 1.4ms 0.3MB 150ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 168ms 1.8ms 2.9MB 160ms 0ms go 1.19.5

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 138ms 0.8ms 2.7MB 130ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3.go 475ms 1.0ms 0.3MB 463ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 495ms 1.0ms 4.8MB 480ms 0ms go 1.19.5

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 22ms 0.4ms 0.9MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 3.go 83ms 0.5ms 2.0MB 70ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 92ms 1.8ms 4.1MB 80ms 0ms go 1.19.5

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 371ms 1.3ms 4.2MB 357ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 3957ms 3.0ms 6.8MB 3943ms 3ms 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
zig 1.zig 19ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 169ms 0.6ms 2.8MB 157ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 328ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 320ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1311ms 114ms 41.1MB 1280ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 2223ms 27ms 40.1MB 3083ms 63ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 2469ms 6.5ms 41.8MB 3500ms 63ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 4230ms 3.2ms 212.7MB 4150ms 60ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 68.9MB 4973ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 229ms 0.2ms 10.9MB 213ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 474ms 6.1ms 12.5MB 633ms 20ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 528ms 6.9ms 13.6MB 730ms 13ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 732ms 1.3ms 52.2MB 703ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1428ms 1.8ms 38.9MB 1403ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 262ms 4.7ms 1.1MB 253ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 388ms 4.0ms 1.0MB 380ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 514ms 14ms 4.9MB 500ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 705ms 0.8ms 0.0MB 697ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 28ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 41ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 59ms 3.3ms 2.9MB 47ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 73ms 0.5ms 0.0MB 63ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 386ms 4.7ms 6.0MB 370ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 2.go 699ms 4.4ms 17.4MB 687ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 960ms 7.8ms 20.0MB 937ms 13ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 1042ms 96ms 40.2MB 1017ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 1168ms 97ms 43.1MB 1153ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 1383ms 3.9ms 73.9MB 1350ms 20ms go 1.19.5

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 80ms 0.4ms 2.2MB 70ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 118ms 1.9ms 11.0MB 107ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 146ms 0.6ms 13.1MB 137ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 148ms 4.3ms 23.5MB 130ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 160ms 0.5ms 5.4MB 150ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 216ms 1.8ms 7.6MB 203ms 3ms go 1.19.5

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 1421ms 7.6ms 8.5MB 1393ms 7ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 2010ms 3.2ms 2.3MB 1980ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 348ms 4.5ms 8.5MB 327ms 3ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 461ms 0.9ms 1.9MB 450ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

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 111.3MB 4967ms 110ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 120.7MB 4940ms 40ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3.go 2426ms 7.5ms 20.9MB 2413ms 30ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 30.0MB 4980ms 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 151ms 1.1ms 9.2MB 137ms 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 51ms 1.8ms 9.7MB 37ms 0ms go 1.19.5

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 911ms 3.8ms 1.2MB 1750ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 1734ms 3.5ms 1.0MB 1720ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 4-m.go 2235ms 18ms 5.4MB 4320ms 3ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 3917ms 53ms 1.0MB 3900ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 4404ms 4.0ms 5.5MB 4393ms 3ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.4MB 4987ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 241ms 2.7ms 1.2MB 427ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 436ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 423ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 4-m.go 577ms 7.0ms 2.9MB 1083ms 0ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 970ms 23ms 1.1MB 960ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 1114ms 1.2ms 2.9MB 1103ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 4983ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 68ms 1.7ms 1.2MB 107ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 112ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 100ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 4-m.go 152ms 2.2ms 2.9MB 270ms 0ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 244ms 2.4ms 1.1MB 230ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
go 1.go 284ms 2.4ms 2.9MB 270ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 1642ms 4.7ms 0.0MB 1630ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0