Nim VS C# benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Mon Oct 03 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
csharp 1.cs 1356ms 24ms 392.1MB 1253ms 170ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 2170ms 29ms 100.2MB 2493ms 153ms mono 6.12.0
nim 2.nim 3377ms 55ms 34.4MB 3353ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 3539ms 69ms 35.1MB 3510ms 13ms nim 1.6.8

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 1.cs 153ms 1.8ms 44.8MB 127ms 7ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 1.cs 188ms 2.9ms 89.2MB 127ms 33ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 2.nim 319ms 3.0ms 5.7MB 307ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 330ms 0.7ms 5.4MB 317ms 0ms nim 1.6.8

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 1-m.cs 4272ms 154ms 104.3MB 7873ms 80ms dotnet 6.0.401
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
csharp 1-m.cs 408ms 26ms 82.3MB 623ms 43ms dotnet 6.0.401
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

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 1.cs timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
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: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 1.cs 1107ms 3.4ms 47.8MB 1070ms 7ms dotnet 6.0.401
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

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 257ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 339ms 2.7ms 1.0MB 327ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 5-m.cs 404ms 16ms 83.6MB 610ms 107ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 5-m.cs 504ms 35ms 85.0MB 833ms 113ms mono 6.12.0
nim 1.nim 786ms 1.8ms 0.6MB 683ms 80ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 809ms 2.8ms 1.0MB 720ms 70ms nim/clang 1.6.8

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 29ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 37ms 0.6ms 0.9MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 83ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 67ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 84ms 4.0ms 0.7MB 67ms 3ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 5.cs 85ms 4.3ms 36.8MB 103ms 20ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 5.cs 97ms 5.2ms 39.7MB 87ms 17ms dotnet 6.0.401

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.6ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1.9ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 1.cs 19ms 0.8ms 24.3MB 10ms 0ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 1.cs 50ms 7.0ms 27.1MB 18ms 6ms dotnet 6.0.401

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 2-http2.cs 642ms 12ms 122.7MB 720ms 90ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 1.nim 731ms 2.3ms 94.2MB 330ms 367ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 735ms 1.5ms 94.3MB 297ms 407ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 2-http3.cs 787ms 27ms 271.8MB 843ms 243ms dotnet 7.0.100-rc.1.22431.12
csharp 2.cs 825ms 29ms 146.2MB 797ms 373ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1-m.cs 878ms 52ms 165.1MB 893ms 437ms dotnet 6.0.401

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 123ms 0.9ms 18.3MB 53ms 57ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 125ms 0.9ms 18.7MB 40ms 67ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 2.cs 442ms 10ms 76.9MB 370ms 103ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 474ms 5.4ms 83.9MB 467ms 100ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 2-http3.cs 499ms 7.8ms 188.8MB 413ms 123ms dotnet 7.0.100-rc.1.22431.12
csharp 2-http2.cs 510ms 12ms 78.4MB 520ms 40ms dotnet 6.0.401

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 147ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 158ms 1.3ms 0.7MB 150ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 2.cs 186ms 2.6ms 25.5MB 167ms 0ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 2.cs 206ms 5.1ms 28.1MB 170ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 1695ms 39ms 88.7MB 1610ms 33ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 3023ms 16ms 49.6MB 2993ms 20ms mono 6.12.0
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 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 434ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 420ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 2.cs 462ms 9.8ms 28.4MB 440ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 2.nim 466ms 0.8ms 0.7MB 457ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 2.cs 506ms 4.4ms 27.5MB 493ms 0ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 1.cs 4631ms 6.8ms 91.1MB 4590ms 27ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms mono 6.12.0
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: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 65ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 53ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 68ms 0.9ms 0.6MB 60ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 2.cs 106ms 1.7ms 26.0MB 90ms 3ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 2.cs 134ms 1.6ms 30.0MB 97ms 3ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 1.nim 419ms 6.5ms 1.0MB 407ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 448ms 0.6ms 0.7MB 440ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 1.cs 3184ms 4.2ms 77.1MB 3137ms 30ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 3186ms 0.7ms 30.6MB 3167ms 3ms mono 6.12.0

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 575ms 0.8ms 4.9MB 563ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 2.cs 755ms 19ms 94.3MB 680ms 30ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 1.nim 996ms 0.9ms 4.5MB 983ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 1.cs 3770ms 131ms 34.4MB 3740ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 3.cs 4339ms 9.3ms 36.3MB 4300ms 3ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms mono 6.12.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 27ms 0.3ms 2.0MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 44ms 0.9ms 0.7MB 33ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 2.cs 108ms 1.1ms 36.8MB 60ms 7ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 3.cs 251ms 0.8ms 33.2MB 217ms 3ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 289ms 8.3ms 33.4MB 267ms 3ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 832ms 3.6ms 25.0MB 820ms 0ms mono 6.12.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 2.cs 914ms 7.1ms 378.8MB 773ms 170ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 919ms 7.8ms 392.6MB 787ms 170ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 1.nim 1605ms 45ms 34.8MB 1583ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1659ms 3.2ms 35.1MB 1637ms 3ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 1.cs 1663ms 12ms 141.4MB 2043ms 107ms mono 6.12.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 2.cs 259ms 4.0ms 92.3MB 203ms 30ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 293ms 7.5ms 185.8MB 200ms 70ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 306ms 3.4ms 72.6MB 290ms 23ms mono 6.12.0
nim 1.nim 340ms 1.1ms 9.9MB 327ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 359ms 2.9ms 9.3MB 343ms 0ms nim 1.6.8

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 9.cs 403ms 4.5ms 29.4MB 370ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 2.nim 405ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 393ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 428ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 413ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 8.cs 535ms 3.0ms 29.4MB 503ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 8.cs 1111ms 5.5ms 26.4MB 1093ms 0ms mono 6.12.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 46ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 37ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 47ms 4.8ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 9.cs 87ms 3.3ms 27.5MB 60ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 8.cs 103ms 6.9ms 29.3MB 73ms 3ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 8.cs 132ms 0.5ms 23.0MB 120ms 0ms mono 6.12.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 588ms 1.8ms 6.4MB 577ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 642ms 0.9ms 6.0MB 630ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 665ms 15ms 41.1MB 643ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 734ms 6.6ms 40.6MB 713ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 1.cs 734ms 4.5ms 88.1MB 690ms 17ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 793ms 34ms 82.8MB 763ms 17ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 2.cs 996ms 4.1ms 36.2MB 957ms 10ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 2.cs 2434ms 0.4ms 32.4MB 2417ms 3ms mono 6.12.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 122ms 0.5ms 11.1MB 110ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 128ms 0.3ms 11.4MB 117ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 140ms 0.6ms 3.2MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 2.nim 153ms 1.0ms 2.9MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 1.cs 181ms 1.9ms 46.0MB 147ms 10ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 1.cs 185ms 2.0ms 40.6MB 167ms 3ms mono 6.12.0
csharp 2.cs 278ms 1.1ms 29.8MB 250ms 3ms dotnet 6.0.401
csharp 2.cs 604ms 0.6ms 27.7MB 583ms 7ms mono 6.12.0

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 1.cs timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms dotnet 6.0.401
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: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 1.cs 1271ms 5.4ms 96.5MB 1257ms 37ms dotnet 6.0.401
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

regex-redux

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 2569ms 0.7ms 167.2MB 2520ms 30ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 2574ms 3.7ms 167.2MB 2527ms 33ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 5.cs 3119ms 121ms 618.6MB 2993ms 207ms dotnet 7.0.100-rc.1.22431.12
csharp 5.cs 4149ms 49ms 527.8MB 4090ms 197ms dotnet 6.0.401

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 265ms 1.4ms 17.0MB 250ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 266ms 2.0ms 16.7MB 250ms 3ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 5.cs 456ms 3.6ms 179.6MB 390ms 57ms dotnet 7.0.100-rc.1.22431.12
csharp 5.cs 542ms 4.3ms 90.5MB 493ms 27ms dotnet 6.0.401

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 3-m.cs 3138ms 699ms 32.7MB 5223ms 17ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 1.nim 4121ms 3.1ms 1.9MB 4107ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 4122ms 2.2ms 1.8MB 4107ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 3.cs timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms mono 6.12.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 3-m.cs 721ms 1.6ms 30.6MB 1313ms 10ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 1.nim 1032ms 0.1ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 1032ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
csharp 3-m.cs 3184ms 138ms 29.2MB 6040ms 3ms mono 6.12.0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
csharp 3-m.cs 232ms 2.2ms 30.0MB 357ms 7ms dotnet 6.0.401
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.8
nim 1.nim 261ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.8
csharp 3-m.cs 800ms 2.0ms 27.8MB 1523ms 0ms mono 6.12.0