Lua VS Go benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Fri Sep 30 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 3077ms 30ms 45.6MB 4420ms 73ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 4620ms 32ms 38.6MB 4597ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
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-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 259ms 1.6ms 8.0MB 343ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 368ms 2.5ms 5.9MB 357ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua 544ms 19ms 24.9MB 527ms 3ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 1188ms 4.8ms 17.2MB 1167ms 10ms lua 5.4.4

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 2.1ms 0.8ms 2.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua 2.3ms 0.5ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 3.1ms 0.2ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
go 1.go 3.4ms 0.5ms 2.9MB 0ms 0ms go 1.19.1

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 2053ms 15ms 38.2MB 2917ms 47ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 2357ms 19ms 41.1MB 3357ms 67ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 3664ms 2.2ms 213.2MB 3600ms 47ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
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-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 426ms 5.0ms 12.5MB 583ms 13ms go 1.19.1
go 2.go 492ms 3.3ms 14.1MB 680ms 10ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 867ms 5.2ms 51.6MB 840ms 13ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1183ms 11ms 39.3MB 1150ms 10ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 1.lua 2026ms 112ms 38.6MB 2003ms 7ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 3128ms 107ms 41.5MB 3100ms 13ms lua 5.4.4

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 505ms 1.8ms 2.9MB 490ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 706ms 0.5ms 0.0MB 690ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 4.lua 1110ms 5.7ms 1.1MB 1100ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
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 56ms 3.1ms 2.9MB 47ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 73ms 0.5ms 0.0MB 60ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
lua 4.lua 117ms 1.9ms 2.4MB 105ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua 1429ms 75ms 1.1MB 1413ms 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 2208ms 2.6ms 5.4MB 4297ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 4328ms 2.9ms 5.4MB 4320ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
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-beta3

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 562ms 0.5ms 2.9MB 1063ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 1087ms 1.7ms 2.9MB 1080ms 0ms go 1.19.1
lua 1.lua 1405ms 0.6ms 2.3MB 1393ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
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 151ms 0.3ms 2.9MB 267ms 3ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 276ms 3.0ms 2.9MB 267ms 0ms go 1.19.1
lua 1.lua 355ms 0.5ms 1.1MB 340ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1.go 1639ms 1.0ms 0.0MB 1630ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
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 574ms 5.3ms 5.0MB 557ms 3ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1-m.go 768ms 24ms 15.4MB 1480ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 1998ms 12ms 257.5MB 1930ms 53ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 37ms 1.6ms 2.9MB 30ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
go 1-m.go 68ms 8.6ms 6.9MB 103ms 0ms go 1.19.1
go 1.go 300ms 1.1ms 68.6MB 270ms 10ms tinygo 0.25.0