Nim VS C++ benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Thu Jul 13 2023, 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 1955ms 2.8ms 34.1MB 1930ms 10ms nim 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 2105ms 6.7ms 35.0MB 2087ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 186ms 1.2ms 5.6MB 177ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 194ms 3.4ms 5.7MB 183ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 423.4MB 3330ms 1317ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 424.2MB 3350ms 1300ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 421.6MB 3370ms 1283ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 423.3MB 3447ms 1203ms nim/clang 1.6.14

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 3.0MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 3.0MB 4983ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4983ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 259ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 346ms 1.7ms 1.3MB 330ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 785ms 2.8ms 1.0MB 687ms 83ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 799ms 1.3ms 1.2MB 690ms 90ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 28ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 36ms 0.3ms 1.3MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 81ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 60ms 7ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 83ms 0.8ms 1.2MB 70ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.2ms 0.1ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
cpp 1.cpp 1.7ms 0.4ms 1.4MB 0ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 1.cpp 2.1ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
nim 1.nim 2.9ms 2.0ms 1.2MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 718ms 6.0ms 94.6MB 340ms 347ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 722ms 2.7ms 94.2MB 313ms 377ms nim 1.6.14

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 121ms 1.3ms 18.3MB 50ms 53ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 124ms 2.1ms 18.0MB 57ms 53ms nim 1.6.14

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 145ms 0.9ms 1.2MB 137ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 152ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.1MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.2MB 4983ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 428ms 0.6ms 1.3MB 417ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 450ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 440ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.0MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.3MB 4987ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 63ms 0.5ms 1.2MB 50ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 65ms 1.7ms 1.0MB 57ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 389ms 5.3ms 1.2MB 373ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 444ms 3.1ms 1.0MB 430ms 0ms nim 1.6.14

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 656ms 0.7ms 4.8MB 647ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 983ms 0.4ms 4.3MB 970ms 0ms nim 1.6.14

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 30ms 0.7ms 1.2MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 43ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms nim 1.6.14

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 992ms 2.9ms 34.7MB 977ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 1065ms 6.2ms 34.5MB 1047ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 211ms 1.7ms 9.3MB 197ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 229ms 2.5ms 9.5MB 217ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 0-i.cpp 225ms 1.3ms 1.0MB 220ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 0-i.cpp 253ms 0.7ms 1.5MB 240ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 1.cpp 327ms 1.0ms 1.4MB 317ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 1.cpp 341ms 0.8ms 1.2MB 327ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
nim 2.nim 382ms 0.6ms 1.3MB 370ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 411ms 0.8ms 1.3MB 400ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 0-i.cpp 25ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 17ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 0-i.cpp 28ms 0.6ms 1.4MB 20ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 1.cpp 35ms 0.8ms 1.5MB 25ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 1.cpp 37ms 0.6ms 1.3MB 27ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
nim 2.nim 41ms 0.3ms 1.3MB 30ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 43ms 0.0ms 1.2MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 568ms 14ms 40.3MB 550ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 608ms 6.1ms 6.5MB 597ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 633ms 1.1ms 6.1MB 617ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
cpp 1.cpp 657ms 2.1ms 6.9MB 650ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 1.cpp 718ms 8.5ms 7.5MB 703ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
nim 1.nim 758ms 55ms 41.3MB 743ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 129ms 0.5ms 11.0MB 120ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 136ms 0.4ms 11.3MB 123ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 142ms 1.0ms 3.3MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 2.nim 148ms 0.7ms 3.0MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
cpp 1.cpp 153ms 0.2ms 3.5MB 140ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 1.cpp 170ms 0.3ms 3.9MB 160ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.9MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 6.0MB 4990ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.8MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.14
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 6.1MB 4983ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14

regex-redux

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 2492ms 6.4ms 168.0MB 2437ms 37ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 2557ms 7.1ms 167.1MB 2500ms 37ms nim 1.6.14

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 255ms 0.2ms 17.2MB 240ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 264ms 1.1ms 16.8MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.14

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 8-m.cpp 1057ms 1.1ms 3.3MB 2077ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 1059ms 0.7ms 2.3MB 2077ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 1061ms 1.7ms 3.3MB 2070ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 8-m.cpp 1063ms 2.1ms 2.2MB 2080ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 2221ms 26ms 3.3MB 4363ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 2251ms 15ms 2.2MB 4413ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
nim 1.nim 4117ms 0.5ms 1.2MB 4103ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 4119ms 0.2ms 1.3MB 4110ms 0ms nim 1.6.14

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 8-m.cpp 273ms 0.5ms 1.3MB 520ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 8-m.cpp 274ms 0.5ms 3.3MB 520ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 274ms 2.3ms 1.3MB 523ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 275ms 1.9ms 3.4MB 517ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 564ms 3.8ms 3.4MB 1087ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 572ms 1.4ms 1.3MB 1107ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
nim 1.nim 1031ms 0.5ms 1.3MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 1034ms 3.4ms 1.3MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.14

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 8-m.cpp 75ms 0.5ms 3.3MB 127ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 75ms 0.8ms 3.5MB 127ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 8-m.cpp 75ms 0.6ms 1.3MB 127ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 76ms 0.9ms 1.3MB 130ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 150ms 0.9ms 5.2MB 270ms 0ms clang++ 14.0.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 152ms 2.2ms 1.3MB 280ms 0ms g++ 11.3.0
nim 1.nim 261ms 0.8ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.14
nim 1.nim 261ms 1.1ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.14