Lua VS Zig benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Mon Feb 06 2023, 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
zig 1.zig 2435ms 26ms 49.1MB 2403ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 119.6MB 4927ms 57ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 176.2MB 4913ms 67ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 197ms 1.1ms 7.0MB 180ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua 478ms 3.0ms 24.7MB 453ms 7ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 1214ms 12ms 17.3MB 1197ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1.5ms 0.7ms 0.9MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua 2.0ms 0.4ms 2.5MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 2.3ms 0.7ms 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
zig 1.zig 1311ms 114ms 41.1MB 1280ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 159.1MB 4917ms 63ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 180.9MB 4890ms 90ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 229ms 0.2ms 10.9MB 213ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua 1836ms 89ms 36.3MB 1813ms 3ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 3056ms 30ms 41.6MB 3020ms 17ms lua 5.4.4

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 262ms 4.7ms 1.1MB 253ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 388ms 4.0ms 1.0MB 380ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 4.lua 1110ms 1.0ms 1.4MB 1100ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.4MB 4987ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 28ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 41ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 4.lua 117ms 2.1ms 1.4MB 103ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua 1567ms 89ms 1.5MB 1557ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 911ms 3.8ms 1.2MB 1750ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 1734ms 3.5ms 1.0MB 1720ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 3917ms 53ms 1.0MB 3900ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4990ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.6MB 4987ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 241ms 2.7ms 1.2MB 427ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 436ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 423ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 970ms 23ms 1.1MB 960ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua 1405ms 0.1ms 2.5MB 1390ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4983ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 68ms 1.7ms 1.2MB 107ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 112ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 100ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 244ms 2.4ms 1.1MB 230ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
lua 1.lua 360ms 6.5ms 1.4MB 347ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.4MB 4980ms 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 579ms 2.4ms 5.1MB 563ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 36ms 1.0ms 3.1MB 30ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3