Lua VS Zig 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
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
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
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
zig 1.zig 3043ms 18ms 8.0MB 2350ms 657ms zig 0.10.0

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2.1ms 1.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
lua 1.lua 2.2ms 0.7ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua 2.5ms 0.9ms 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
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
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
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
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 303ms 0.6ms 0.0MB 290ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 377ms 3.5ms 0.0MB 367ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2.zig 33ms 1.6ms 0.0MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 40ms 0.6ms 0.0MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
lua 4.lua 119ms 0.9ms 2.3MB 110ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
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
zig 2-m.zig 1070ms 4.8ms 0.3MB 2047ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 2064ms 3.4ms 0.0MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 4576ms 0.2ms 0.1MB 4560ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2-m.zig 278ms 2.3ms 0.2MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 517ms 0.8ms 0.0MB 507ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 1146ms 0.6ms 0.1MB 1133ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2-m.zig 77ms 1.5ms 0.2MB 123ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 131ms 2.0ms 0.0MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 289ms 1.4ms 0.1MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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

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