Nim VS Lua benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Wed Feb 08 2023, full log can be found HERE

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[x86_64][2 cores] Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8171M 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
nim 2.nim 2517ms 18ms 33.9MB 2493ms 3ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 2531ms 9.3ms 34.8MB 2507ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 119.5MB 4903ms 70ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 174.6MB 4897ms 83ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 239ms 0.4ms 5.7MB 227ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 240ms 1.4ms 5.5MB 220ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 584ms 53ms 24.6MB 553ms 10ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 1408ms 8.5ms 17.4MB 1387ms 3ms lua 5.4.4

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 405.0MB 3300ms 1353ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 405.5MB 3347ms 1307ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 405.3MB 3357ms 1303ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 407.5MB 3353ms 1290ms nim/clang 1.6.10

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 3.1MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 3.0MB 4983ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4983ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4980ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 291ms 3.7ms 1.0MB 277ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 367ms 10.0ms 1.3MB 353ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 823ms 13ms 1.3MB 707ms 97ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 839ms 20ms 1.0MB 723ms 100ms nim 1.6.10

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 34ms 2.2ms 1.1MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 39ms 0.2ms 1.3MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 84ms 1.5ms 1.2MB 63ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 89ms 0.6ms 1.1MB 67ms 7ms nim 1.6.10

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 2.1ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 2.3ms 0.9ms 1.9MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 2.4ms 0.8ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 2.4ms 1.0ms 1.4MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 954ms 7.7ms 94.1MB 447ms 470ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 989ms 9.0ms 94.7MB 460ms 487ms nim 1.6.10

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 154ms 1.8ms 17.8MB 63ms 73ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 158ms 3.7ms 18.1MB 60ms 83ms nim/clang 1.6.10

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 180ms 1.4ms 1.3MB 170ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 184ms 1.5ms 1.0MB 170ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.1MB 4983ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.2MB 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 535ms 14ms 1.3MB 520ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 540ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 530ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
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 77ms 2.3ms 1.2MB 67ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 80ms 1.7ms 1.0MB 70ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 449ms 7.2ms 1.3MB 437ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 496ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 483ms 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 697ms 0.6ms 4.8MB 687ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1040ms 3.5ms 4.4MB 1030ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 33ms 0.4ms 1.3MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 49ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 40ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1276ms 2.5ms 35.1MB 1243ms 10ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1294ms 0.4ms 34.6MB 1267ms 7ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 159.1MB 4913ms 67ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 180.9MB 4870ms 107ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 275ms 0.8ms 9.3MB 260ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 275ms 4.2ms 9.5MB 260ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 2162ms 57ms 38.5MB 2130ms 13ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua 3623ms 55ms 41.6MB 3593ms 13ms lua 5.4.4

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 489ms 4.9ms 1.2MB 477ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 489ms 14ms 1.3MB 477ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 4.lua 1337ms 28ms 1.5MB 1320ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.5MB 4990ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 52ms 1.6ms 1.3MB 43ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 53ms 2.1ms 1.2MB 40ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 4.lua 138ms 1.4ms 1.5MB 123ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 4.lua 1886ms 102ms 1.4MB 1873ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 782ms 1.9ms 6.3MB 770ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 988ms 18ms 6.0MB 973ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1048ms 48ms 41.3MB 1023ms 10ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1053ms 31ms 40.6MB 1027ms 7ms nim 1.6.10

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 153ms 1.5ms 11.1MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 156ms 2.8ms 11.3MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 174ms 4.5ms 3.2MB 163ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 240ms 7.1ms 3.1MB 230ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.6MB 4990ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.8MB 4987ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.6MB 4983ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.8MB 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 2873ms 14ms 168.2MB 2813ms 40ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 2937ms 11ms 166.9MB 2870ms 50ms nim 1.6.10

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 295ms 9.2ms 17.1MB 277ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 299ms 3.5ms 16.7MB 280ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 4075ms 23ms 1.2MB 4060ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 4100ms 19ms 1.3MB 4087ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4977ms 3ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.5MB 4987ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1028ms 4.7ms 1.3MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1040ms 16ms 1.2MB 1027ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 1702ms 29ms 2.5MB 1687ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4987ms 0ms lua 5.4.4

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 261ms 1.5ms 1.2MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 262ms 2.0ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
lua 1.lua 434ms 2.7ms 1.5MB 423ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0-beta3
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 1.5MB 4990ms 0ms lua 5.4.4