Lua VS Go 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
go 1.go 3208ms 18ms 45.7MB 4603ms 63ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 4543ms 15ms 39.4MB 4520ms 7ms tinygo 0.23.0
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: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 282ms 9.2ms 8.2MB 330ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 360ms 1.9ms 6.3MB 350ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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
go 1.go 0.7ms 0.1ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
lua 1.lua 2.2ms 0.7ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua 2.5ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
go 1.go 2.9ms 0.3ms 2.8MB 0ms 0ms go 1.18.2

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 2093ms 7.9ms 40.0MB 2973ms 50ms go 1.18.2
go 2.go 2355ms 17ms 49.2MB 3370ms 53ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 4907ms 0.8ms 160.4MB 4863ms 27ms tinygo 0.23.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 433ms 9.3ms 12.2MB 590ms 10ms go 1.18.2
go 2.go 497ms 3.8ms 12.9MB 697ms 7ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 861ms 4.0ms 38.3MB 843ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
go 2.go 1481ms 5.6ms 38.6MB 1467ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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
go 1.go 456ms 2.9ms 2.8MB 447ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 844ms 2.5ms 2.0MB 830ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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
go 1.go 52ms 0.6ms 2.8MB 37ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 87ms 1.1ms 2.0MB 80ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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
go 4-m.go 2513ms 5.8ms 5.3MB 4870ms 7ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 4978ms 9.8ms 5.4MB 4963ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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
go 4-m.go 636ms 1.3ms 3.3MB 1207ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 1246ms 1.8ms 3.3MB 1230ms 3ms go 1.18.2
lua 1.lua 1561ms 2.0ms 2.4MB 1550ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
go 1.go 2576ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 2567ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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
go 4-m.go 168ms 1.2ms 2.8MB 300ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 317ms 2.2ms 2.8MB 303ms 0ms go 1.18.2
lua 1.lua 394ms 0.7ms 2.3MB 380ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
go 1.go 647ms 0.4ms 2.0MB 640ms 0ms tinygo 0.23.0
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
go 1-m.go 838ms 145ms 13.6MB 1630ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 1779ms 20ms 257.5MB 1707ms 57ms tinygo 0.23.0

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
go 1-m.go 62ms 0.8ms 5.4MB 97ms 0ms go 1.18.2
go 1.go 275ms 1.2ms 66.3MB 257ms 3ms tinygo 0.23.0