Lua VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Wed Feb 08 2023, full log can be found HERE

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[x86_64][2 cores] Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8171M 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
nim 2.nim 2517ms 18ms 33.9MB 2493ms 3ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 2531ms 9.3ms 34.8MB 2507ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 119.5MB 4903ms 70ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 174.6MB 4897ms 83ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 239ms 0.4ms 5.7MB 227ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 240ms 1.4ms 5.5MB 220ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 584ms 53ms 24.6MB 553ms 10ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 1408ms 8.5ms 17.4MB 1387ms 3ms lua 5.4.4

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 2.1ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 2.3ms 0.9ms 1.9MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 2.4ms 0.8ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 2.4ms 1.0ms 1.4MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1276ms 2.5ms 35.1MB 1243ms 10ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1294ms 0.4ms 34.6MB 1267ms 7ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 159.1MB 4913ms 67ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 180.9MB 4870ms 107ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 275ms 0.8ms 9.3MB 260ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 275ms 4.2ms 9.5MB 260ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 2162ms 57ms 38.5MB 2130ms 13ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 3623ms 55ms 41.6MB 3593ms 13ms lua 5.4.4

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 489ms 4.9ms 1.2MB 477ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 489ms 14ms 1.3MB 477ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 4.lua 1337ms 28ms 1.5MB 1320ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.5MB 4990ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 52ms 1.6ms 1.3MB 43ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 53ms 2.1ms 1.2MB 40ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 4.lua 138ms 1.4ms 1.5MB 123ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua 1886ms 102ms 1.4MB 1873ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 4075ms 23ms 1.2MB 4060ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 4100ms 19ms 1.3MB 4087ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4977ms 3ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.5MB 4987ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1028ms 4.7ms 1.3MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1040ms 16ms 1.2MB 1027ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 1702ms 29ms 2.5MB 1687ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4987ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 261ms 1.5ms 1.2MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 262ms 2.0ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 434ms 2.7ms 1.5MB 423ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.5MB 4990ms 0ms lua 5.4.4