Go VS Zig benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Thu Sep 22 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
zig 1.zig 2143ms 29ms 49.2MB 2117ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 3006ms 7.3ms 46.0MB 4327ms 47ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 4239ms 23ms 37.9MB 4220ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 178ms 0.4ms 7.1MB 160ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 259ms 1.5ms 8.1MB 337ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 349ms 0.6ms 6.0MB 340ms 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 787ms 149ms 13.6MB 1523ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 1694ms 7.1ms 257.2MB 1627ms 53ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 57ms 8.6ms 5.4MB 87ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 272ms 0.3ms 68.7MB 247ms 10ms 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 2.7ms 8.5MB 157ms 0ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 3835ms 5.0ms 2.7MB 3793ms 20ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 49ms 1.8ms 8.2MB 37ms 0ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 637ms 0.2ms 2.1MB 613ms 7ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1337ms 9.6ms 0.6MB 2607ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3-m.go 1443ms 1.4ms 3.0MB 2800ms 0ms go 1.19.1
zig 3-i.zig 1541ms 1.6ms 0.6MB 1530ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 2458ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 2447ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3.go 2937ms 1.2ms 49.1MB 2913ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
zig 1.zig 3438ms 7.2ms 0.6MB 3427ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 126ms 2.8ms 0.7MB 220ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 3-i.zig 133ms 3.3ms 0.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3-m.go 147ms 2.4ms 3.0MB 223ms 0ms go 1.19.1
zig 2.zig 208ms 0.4ms 0.6MB 200ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 1.zig 287ms 0.4ms 0.6MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3.go 314ms 1.1ms 49.9MB 283ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 155ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 147ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3-m.go 242ms 1.6ms 2.9MB 440ms 0ms go 1.19.1

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3.go 30ms 0.1ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.1

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 1.6ms 0.9ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
zig 1.zig 2.3ms 0.6ms 0.6MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 2.6ms 0.5ms 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 172ms 6.5ms 55.9MB 260ms 40ms go 1.19.1
go 2-m.go 551ms 17ms 170.1MB 487ms 367ms go 1.19.1
go 1-m.go 613ms 42ms 165.7MB 613ms 370ms go 1.19.1

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 31ms 20ms 22.7MB 45ms 5ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 131ms 9.7ms 38.4MB 73ms 67ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 135ms 3.5ms 39.1MB 83ms 60ms go 1.19.1

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 71ms 3.9ms 45.0MB 57ms 3ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 126ms 0.5ms 12.0MB 113ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 171ms 1.4ms 18.7MB 157ms 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 407ms 3.6ms 165.2MB 370ms 113ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 769ms 0.5ms 80.6MB 723ms 30ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 1043ms 0.4ms 109.0MB 1030ms 47ms go 1.19.1

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1294ms 6.2ms 21.7MB 1267ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 7-m.go 1505ms 5.6ms 42.6MB 2817ms 23ms go 1.19.1

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 142ms 2.0ms 9.1MB 127ms 3ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 7-m.go 224ms 3.0ms 22.4MB 363ms 17ms go 1.19.1

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 46ms 0.9ms 2.8MB 33ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3.go 166ms 1.1ms 0.3MB 160ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 175ms 0.9ms 2.9MB 160ms 0ms go 1.19.1

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 132ms 5.1ms 2.7MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3.go 491ms 0.4ms 0.3MB 480ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 513ms 2.7ms 3.4MB 500ms 0ms go 1.19.1

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 21ms 0.8ms 1.5MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 3.go 81ms 1.2ms 0.0MB 70ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 94ms 1.0ms 3.9MB 83ms 0ms go 1.19.1

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 423ms 0.3ms 4.2MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 4105ms 9.6ms 7.3MB 4087ms 3ms 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
zig 1.zig 20ms 0.6ms 1.4MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 172ms 1.6ms 2.8MB 160ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 248ms 4.4ms 0.0MB 240ms 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 1098ms 74ms 41.1MB 1073ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 1976ms 5.3ms 48.1MB 2803ms 43ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 2305ms 5.9ms 41.3MB 3270ms 43ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 3286ms 4.0ms 212.1MB 3233ms 33ms 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
zig 1.zig 211ms 0.3ms 11.3MB 197ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 413ms 2.9ms 12.3MB 567ms 13ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 485ms 2.0ms 13.0MB 663ms 17ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 792ms 1.5ms 52.1MB 773ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1083ms 3.6ms 39.4MB 1057ms 10ms tinygo 0.25.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 302ms 0.8ms 0.6MB 290ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 1.zig 367ms 2.3ms 0.6MB 357ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 455ms 2.1ms 2.9MB 443ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 843ms 0.9ms 0.0MB 830ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 32ms 0.2ms 0.6MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 1.zig 42ms 5.2ms 0.6MB 33ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 50ms 1.4ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 88ms 2.5ms 0.0MB 80ms 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 419ms 0.8ms 6.0MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 2.go 621ms 1.4ms 17.1MB 603ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 759ms 9.3ms 73.5MB 737ms 10ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 797ms 15ms 42.5MB 777ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 905ms 4.0ms 19.8MB 890ms 7ms go 1.19.1

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 95ms 0.9ms 2.6MB 87ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 129ms 1.0ms 13.6MB 120ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 131ms 3.7ms 23.9MB 117ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 148ms 1.7ms 5.4MB 140ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 216ms 2.6ms 7.6MB 203ms 0ms go 1.19.1

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 1424ms 4.4ms 8.5MB 1400ms 7ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 2205ms 6.2ms 2.3MB 2177ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 341ms 0.8ms 8.4MB 323ms 3ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 497ms 1.0ms 1.9MB 483ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

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 1.19.1
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
go 3.go 2503ms 23ms 18.2MB 2473ms 33ms 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 1.4ms 7.9MB 157ms 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 0.2ms 9.6MB 43ms 0ms go 1.19.1

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1073ms 15ms 1.8MB 2057ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 2061ms 0.6ms 0.6MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 4-m.go 2511ms 29ms 5.4MB 4843ms 7ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 4579ms 4.9ms 1.6MB 4560ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 4887ms 5.0ms 5.5MB 4870ms 3ms 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
zig 2-m.zig 277ms 1.7ms 0.8MB 507ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 517ms 0.6ms 0.6MB 503ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 4-m.go 630ms 0.5ms 4.9MB 1200ms 0ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 1146ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 1140ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 1229ms 3.9ms 2.9MB 1213ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 2577ms 1.0ms 0.0MB 2560ms 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 76ms 0.7ms 0.8MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 131ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 4-m.go 166ms 0.9ms 4.9MB 293ms 0ms go 1.19.1
zig 1.zig 289ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
go 1.go 309ms 0.2ms 2.9MB 300ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 648ms 0.7ms 0.0MB 637ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0