Lua VS Kotlin 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
kotlin 1.kt 733ms 92ms 842.9MB 710ms 130ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt 3949ms 18ms 514.4MB 3847ms 87ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
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
kotlin 1.kt 133ms 2.6ms 109.5MB 117ms 20ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt 304ms 2.8ms 62.2MB 283ms 3ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
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
lua 1.lua 2.2ms 0.7ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
kotlin 1.kt 2.5ms 0.4ms 1.2MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
lua 1.lua 2.5ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
kotlin 1.kt 66ms 2.9ms 40.8MB 52ms 8ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
kotlin 1.kt 461ms 8.2ms 362.9MB 450ms 80ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
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
kotlin 1.kt 178ms 1.5ms 220.8MB 160ms 47ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt 560ms 1.8ms 62.4MB 537ms 10ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
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
kotlin 1.kt 570ms 1.1ms 43.1MB 583ms 13ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1n.kt 583ms 1.1ms 1.1MB 570ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
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
kotlin 1n.kt 61ms 0.3ms 1.1MB 50ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
lua 4.lua 119ms 0.9ms 2.3MB 110ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
kotlin 1.kt 134ms 4.0ms 43.2MB 143ms 17ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
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
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
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
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
kotlin 1.kt 2944ms 38ms 157.9MB 3853ms 60ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 2-m.kt 3273ms 617ms 187.2MB 6243ms 67ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
kotlin 2-m.kt timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.6.21

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
kotlin 1-m.kt 689ms 63ms 100.4MB 1230ms 27ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 2-m.kt 848ms 12ms 70.4MB 1487ms 23ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
kotlin 1.kt 1044ms 5.6ms 32.7MB 1030ms 7ms kotlin/native 1.6.21
kotlin 2-m.kt 1092ms 73ms 106.9MB 1977ms 57ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2