Lua VS Javascript 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
javascript 1.js 1299ms 21ms 243.8MB 1663ms 47ms bun 0.1.13
javascript 1.js 3480ms 97ms 266.7MB 2650ms 1267ms node 18.9.0
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
javascript 1.js 117ms 2.5ms 102.8MB 100ms 13ms bun 0.1.13
javascript 1.js 204ms 1.9ms 84.2MB 180ms 30ms node 18.9.0
lua 1.lua 425ms 4.0ms 25.1MB 407ms 3ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 1077ms 22ms 17.3MB 1060ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 1.9ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua 2.5ms 0.6ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
javascript 1.js 15ms 0.4ms 50.6MB 0ms 0ms bun 0.1.13
javascript 1.js 56ms 0.9ms 41.9MB 40ms 2ms node 18.9.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
javascript 1.js 766ms 6.7ms 148.8MB 853ms 37ms bun 0.1.13
javascript 1.js 822ms 2.1ms 121.4MB 850ms 37ms node 18.9.0
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
javascript 1.js 168ms 1.5ms 100.1MB 157ms 13ms bun 0.1.13
javascript 1.js 251ms 1.6ms 88.8MB 237ms 23ms node 18.9.0
lua 1.lua 1915ms 391ms 60.4MB 1883ms 13ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 2862ms 51ms 41.5MB 2833ms 13ms lua 5.4.4

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
javascript 6.js 627ms 5.8ms 46.8MB 613ms 7ms node 18.9.0
javascript 6.js 1046ms 25ms 69.7MB 1037ms 3ms bun 0.1.13
lua 4.lua 1098ms 7.1ms 1.0MB 1083ms 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
lua 4.lua 115ms 1.8ms 2.2MB 100ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
javascript 6.js 123ms 0.9ms 46.9MB 100ms 10ms node 18.9.0
javascript 6.js 125ms 4.6ms 67.4MB 117ms 3ms bun 0.1.13
lua 4.lua 1172ms 2.9ms 1.1MB 1160ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
javascript 6-m.js 2762ms 13ms 70.4MB 5210ms 17ms node 18.9.0
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
javascript 6-m.js 864ms 2.9ms 70.0MB 1537ms 23ms node 18.9.0
lua 1.lua 1555ms 2.0ms 2.4MB 1547ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
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
lua 1.lua 392ms 1.3ms 1.1MB 380ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
javascript 6-m.js 404ms 4.4ms 67.7MB 577ms 30ms node 18.9.0
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 557ms 1.7ms 5.0MB 547ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
javascript 1.js 2393ms 45ms 80.6MB 2417ms 43ms node 18.9.0
javascript 1.js 3485ms 11ms 115.3MB 3500ms 40ms bun 0.1.13

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 39ms 1.6ms 2.9MB 30ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
javascript 1.js 250ms 5.2ms 105.1MB 270ms 13ms bun 0.1.13
javascript 1.js 255ms 1.2ms 61.8MB 203ms 20ms node 18.9.0