Lua VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Wed Sep 28 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
nim 2.nim 3344ms 2.3ms 35.2MB 3323ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 3490ms 2.8ms 34.6MB 3467ms 10ms nim 1.6.8
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
nim 2.nim 315ms 0.7ms 5.7MB 303ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 330ms 1.8ms 5.4MB 317ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
lua 1.lua 426ms 22ms 25.1MB 410ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 1044ms 6.9ms 17.3MB 1023ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.6ms 0.9ms 1.6MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
lua 1.lua 1.7ms 0.6ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
nim 1.nim 2.0ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
lua 1.lua 2.8ms 0.5ms 1.1MB 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 1576ms 4.4ms 35.2MB 1553ms 10ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1655ms 3.7ms 34.6MB 1633ms 3ms nim 1.6.8
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
nim 1.nim 339ms 0.5ms 9.9MB 330ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 364ms 14ms 9.3MB 353ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
lua 1.lua 1528ms 19ms 35.4MB 1510ms 3ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 2788ms 47ms 41.5MB 2760ms 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 404ms 0.3ms 0.9MB 390ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 427ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 420ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
lua 4.lua 1094ms 2.2ms 2.4MB 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
nim 2.nim 43ms 1.2ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 45ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
lua 4.lua 115ms 1.3ms 1.0MB 110ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua 1177ms 5.5ms 1.1MB 1163ms 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 4118ms 1.2ms 1.8MB 4110ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 4120ms 4.8ms 1.8MB 4107ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
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
nim 1.nim 1031ms 0.3ms 0.9MB 1017ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1032ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 1017ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
lua 1.lua 1550ms 1.3ms 2.4MB 1540ms 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
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 247ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
lua 1.lua 390ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 380ms 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 560ms 3.0ms 5.0MB 547ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 39ms 1.7ms 2.9MB 30ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8