Lua VS Kotlin 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
kotlin 1.kt 716ms 12ms 412.1MB 710ms 117ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
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
kotlin 1.kt 146ms 16ms 109.7MB 123ms 27ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1-m.kt 489ms 15ms 30.4MB 783ms 3ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
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
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
kotlin 1.kt 3.1ms 1.1ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
kotlin 1.kt 70ms 3.2ms 41.0MB 48ms 16ms 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 529ms 3.3ms 286.5MB 503ms 103ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt 3050ms 5.6ms 138.6MB 4407ms 40ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
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
kotlin 1.kt 203ms 2.0ms 221.7MB 170ms 57ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt 579ms 11ms 38.6MB 833ms 3ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
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
kotlin 1.kt 646ms 2.2ms 42.8MB 653ms 13ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1n.kt 686ms 8.1ms 1.2MB 670ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
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
kotlin 1n.kt 71ms 2.0ms 1.2MB 60ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
lua 4.lua 117ms 1.9ms 2.4MB 105ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
kotlin 1.kt 150ms 0.4ms 42.8MB 153ms 23ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
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
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
lua 1.lua 1405ms 0.6ms 2.3MB 1393ms 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 355ms 0.5ms 1.1MB 340ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
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
kotlin 2-m.kt 2801ms 185ms 163.4MB 5257ms 103ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt 3103ms 41ms 154.5MB 3897ms 87ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
kotlin 2-m.kt timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms kotlin/native 1.7.20

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
kotlin 1-m.kt 730ms 3.1ms 95.7MB 1267ms 50ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 2-m.kt 901ms 23ms 32.6MB 1610ms 30ms kotlin/native 1.7.20
kotlin 2-m.kt 1033ms 88ms 105.9MB 1860ms 57ms kotlin/jvm 17.0.2
kotlin 1.kt 1124ms 11ms 8.8MB 1280ms 7ms kotlin/native 1.7.20