Lua VS C benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Fri May 20 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
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 452ms 1.9ms 25.4MB 427ms 7ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua 1073ms 10ms 17.3MB 1053ms 3ms lua 5.4.4

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 1.c 1.5ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 0ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
lua 1.lua 2.2ms 0.7ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
c 1.c 2.2ms 0.7ms 2.3MB 0ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
lua 1.lua 2.5ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
c 1.c 2.8ms 1.5ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms clang 11.0.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 1838ms 17ms 35.5MB 1817ms 7ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua 2924ms 30ms 41.4MB 2900ms 7ms lua 5.4.4

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 5.c 321ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 310ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 8-i.c 346ms 2.4ms 1.1MB 333ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 8-i.c 365ms 0.6ms 0.9MB 357ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5.c 368ms 1.3ms 1.1MB 360ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 8-i.c 375ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 363ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 2.c 397ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 390ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 5.c 401ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 390ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 2.c 412ms 6.0ms 1.1MB 393ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 2.c 624ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 613ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
lua 4.lua 1145ms 21ms 2.4MB 1137ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 4.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 5.c 36ms 1.0ms 0.9MB 27ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 8-i.c 39ms 2.0ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 8-i.c 39ms 0.1ms 0.9MB 30ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 8-i.c 40ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 30ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 5.c 40ms 0.4ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 2.c 43ms 1.0ms 0.6MB 30ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 2.c 44ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 5.c 45ms 5.2ms 0.6MB 30ms 0ms zigcc 0.10.0
c 2.c 65ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 53ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
lua 4.lua 119ms 0.9ms 2.3MB 110ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 4.lua 1178ms 9.7ms 1.1MB 1167ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 4-m.c 1406ms 13ms 1.0MB 2743ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 1593ms 20ms 1.0MB 3113ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 4-m.c 1748ms 12ms 3.1MB 3420ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 6-im.c 1749ms 15ms 2.8MB 3407ms 3ms clang 11.0.0
c 5-im.c 1850ms 3.6ms 1.0MB 3640ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5-im.c 2045ms 10ms 3.1MB 4003ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 2221ms 8.6ms 3.1MB 4363ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 2224ms 11ms 0.9MB 4360ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 4-m.c 360ms 2.2ms 1.0MB 683ms 3ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 405ms 1.3ms 1.0MB 780ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 445ms 3.9ms 3.0MB 847ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 4-m.c 452ms 12ms 2.9MB 857ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 5-im.c 473ms 1.8ms 1.0MB 910ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5-im.c 519ms 5.0ms 3.1MB 1003ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 561ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 1087ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 3-m.c 568ms 2.9ms 3.0MB 1087ms 3ms clang 11.0.0
lua 1.lua 1561ms 2.0ms 2.4MB 1550ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 4-m.c 97ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 170ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 110ms 2.4ms 1.0MB 200ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 6-im.c 120ms 2.3ms 3.1MB 213ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 4-m.c 121ms 3.5ms 3.1MB 213ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 5-im.c 127ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 230ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
c 5-im.c 142ms 5.1ms 3.0MB 250ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 151ms 1.4ms 3.0MB 273ms 0ms clang 11.0.0
c 3-m.c 151ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 273ms 0ms gcc 12.1.0
lua 1.lua 394ms 0.7ms 2.3MB 380ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 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 520ms 0.3ms 5.0MB 510ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 37ms 0.5ms 2.9MB 23ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0