Nim VS Go benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Sat Jan 28 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 1946ms 26ms 35.1MB 1927ms 3ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 2142ms 32ms 35.5MB 2120ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 3021ms 13ms 47.5MB 4350ms 33ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 3856ms 10ms 38.6MB 3840ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 183ms 0.2ms 5.5MB 170ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 195ms 1.2ms 5.7MB 187ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 265ms 1.5ms 9.9MB 340ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 348ms 1.9ms 6.9MB 337ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

coro-prime-sieve

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 883ms 44ms 13.6MB 1720ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 1683ms 4.3ms 257.5MB 1620ms 47ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 425.1MB 3367ms 1280ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 425.7MB 3353ms 1293ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-m.go 86ms 33ms 5.4MB 147ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 268ms 2.0ms 65.3MB 250ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 424.7MB 3407ms 1243ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 428.4MB 3300ms 1347ms nim/clang 1.6.10

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 165ms 1.5ms 8.1MB 150ms 3ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 3.0MB 4983ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.9MB 4990ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 50ms 1.1ms 8.2MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4990ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 3-m.go 251ms 1.7ms 2.9MB 453ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 2.nim 268ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 260ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 335ms 0.2ms 1.3MB 327ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 779ms 4.3ms 1.1MB 687ms 73ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 796ms 1.3ms 1.2MB 687ms 93ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 32ms 3.0ms 1.1MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 3.go 32ms 0.1ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 2.nim 37ms 2.3ms 1.3MB 27ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 79ms 0.1ms 1.1MB 57ms 7ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 83ms 1.7ms 1.3MB 67ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.10

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.5ms 0.8ms 1.3MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1.7ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 2.0ms 1.3ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 1.go 2.6ms 0.5ms 2.9MB 0ms 0ms go 1.19.5

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 162ms 3.7ms 60.3MB 263ms 17ms go 1.19.5
go 2-m.go 553ms 30ms 164.3MB 543ms 310ms go 1.19.5
go 1-m.go 569ms 8.0ms 168.9MB 513ms 383ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim 724ms 4.5ms 94.5MB 323ms 367ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 726ms 1.1ms 94.5MB 320ms 373ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1-http2.go 29ms 19ms 25.1MB 50ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim 122ms 1.9ms 18.0MB 47ms 53ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 122ms 1.2ms 17.8MB 53ms 53ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 136ms 20ms 39.1MB 77ms 70ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 142ms 17ms 39.6MB 93ms 70ms go 1.19.5

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 147ms 1.5ms 1.2MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 151ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 3.go 167ms 3.1ms 2.0MB 160ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 174ms 2.3ms 3.4MB 163ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.0MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.3MB 4987ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 430ms 1.7ms 1.2MB 420ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 448ms 1.1ms 1.0MB 437ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 3.go 494ms 6.0ms 0.3MB 483ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 518ms 5.6ms 3.4MB 503ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.0MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.3MB 4983ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 63ms 0.2ms 1.3MB 50ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 65ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 57ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 3.go 83ms 2.9ms 0.0MB 70ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 94ms 2.2ms 3.9MB 80ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim 387ms 3.1ms 1.2MB 373ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 465ms 40ms 1.0MB 447ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 656ms 0.5ms 4.6MB 647ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 982ms 1.4ms 4.5MB 970ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 4375ms 2.3ms 5.4MB 4363ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 5.6MB 4983ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 30ms 1.0ms 1.3MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 43ms 0.5ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 184ms 1.1ms 2.9MB 170ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 247ms 4.1ms 0.0MB 237ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1003ms 8.6ms 34.3MB 983ms 3ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1037ms 18ms 35.2MB 1013ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 1950ms 5.8ms 38.1MB 2750ms 33ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 2283ms 38ms 42.2MB 3207ms 57ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 3802ms 8.7ms 212.8MB 3753ms 33ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 90.6MB 4980ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 213ms 1.3ms 9.3MB 197ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 222ms 1.4ms 9.5MB 210ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 422ms 3.6ms 12.3MB 577ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 487ms 5.9ms 13.3MB 670ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 667ms 22ms 51.6MB 647ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1278ms 8.0ms 38.3MB 1263ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 381ms 0.4ms 1.3MB 370ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 412ms 3.2ms 1.3MB 403ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 458ms 2.3ms 2.9MB 443ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 843ms 1.9ms 0.0MB 830ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 40ms 0.0ms 1.4MB 30ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 43ms 0.2ms 1.2MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 50ms 2.0ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 87ms 1.1ms 0.0MB 80ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 574ms 11ms 40.6MB 553ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 587ms 10ms 40.2MB 570ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 587ms 4.0ms 6.4MB 573ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 617ms 27ms 73.7MB 597ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 621ms 0.8ms 17.6MB 610ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 2.nim 667ms 5.2ms 6.2MB 657ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 764ms 27ms 41.6MB 747ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 901ms 1.5ms 20.0MB 887ms 3ms go 1.19.5

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 116ms 2.6ms 22.1MB 100ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim 128ms 2.1ms 11.3MB 120ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 128ms 0.4ms 11.1MB 120ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 130ms 1.5ms 13.9MB 117ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 2.nim 138ms 0.3ms 3.2MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 2.go 146ms 0.6ms 5.6MB 133ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
nim 2.nim 157ms 0.3ms 3.1MB 143ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 2.go 218ms 3.0ms 7.3MB 207ms 0ms go 1.19.5

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 1388ms 1.8ms 10.4MB 1367ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.9MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 6.1MB 4987ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 334ms 1.0ms 10.3MB 310ms 3ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.9MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 6.1MB 4990ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

regex-redux

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 2490ms 1.9ms 168.2MB 2440ms 30ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 2531ms 3.9ms 167.4MB 2480ms 33ms nim 1.6.10
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 116.1MB 4973ms 67ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 120.9MB 4963ms 20ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 256ms 2.0ms 17.0MB 233ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 260ms 2.1ms 16.8MB 247ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 3.go 2541ms 30ms 18.5MB 2523ms 17ms go 1.19.5
go 3.go timeout 0.0ms 30.0MB 4977ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 2484ms 4.4ms 5.4MB 4830ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim 4118ms 2.6ms 1.3MB 4107ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 4118ms 1.5ms 1.3MB 4107ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 4964ms 6.5ms 5.4MB 4953ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.4MB 4983ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 628ms 2.7ms 3.4MB 1197ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim 1031ms 0.1ms 1.2MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1033ms 3.1ms 1.3MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
go 1.go 1245ms 4.2ms 2.9MB 1230ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 2577ms 4.4ms 0.0MB 2563ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 4-m.go 167ms 2.2ms 2.9MB 297ms 0ms go 1.19.5
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.1ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 261ms 0.1ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
go 1.go 313ms 1.7ms 2.9MB 297ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 647ms 1.1ms 0.0MB 633ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0