Nim 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
nim 2.nim 3400ms 65ms 34.4MB 3377ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 3513ms 2.5ms 34.5MB 3490ms 7ms nim 1.6.6
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
nim 2.nim 320ms 4.9ms 5.7MB 310ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 332ms 2.4ms 5.4MB 320ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 3043ms 18ms 8.0MB 2350ms 657ms zig 0.10.0

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 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 4173ms 2.8ms 1.1MB 3853ms 303ms zig 0.10.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 729ms 1.2ms 0.5MB 637ms 77ms zig 0.10.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 155ms 0.1ms 0.0MB 150ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 261ms 0.9ms 0.7MB 247ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 337ms 0.7ms 0.9MB 320ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 771ms 2.8ms 0.7MB 650ms 103ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 787ms 2.3ms 0.9MB 657ms 110ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 28ms 0.1ms 0.7MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 36ms 0.1ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 81ms 0.5ms 0.7MB 57ms 7ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 82ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 63ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.7ms 0.5ms 0.7MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1.8ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 2.1ms 1.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

http-server

Input: 3000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 760ms 4.4ms 94.5MB 327ms 393ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 767ms 2.5ms 94.7MB 320ms 413ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 500

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 126ms 0.5ms 18.1MB 47ms 63ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 131ms 0.9ms 18.0MB 50ms 63ms nim/clang 1.6.6

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 47ms 1.7ms 1.6MB 37ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 147ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 154ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 143ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 132ms 0.3ms 1.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 436ms 4.3ms 1.0MB 427ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 458ms 2.1ms 0.7MB 447ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 23ms 1.7ms 0.3MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 64ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 53ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 67ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 60ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 421ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 410ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 466ms 4.2ms 0.7MB 457ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 429ms 0.2ms 3.1MB 420ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 1.nim 576ms 0.8ms 4.8MB 567ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 997ms 0.5ms 4.5MB 990ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 20ms 1.5ms 0.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 1.nim 26ms 0.2ms 0.9MB 17ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 43ms 0.3ms 0.7MB 33ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1581ms 0.4ms 35.1MB 1560ms 10ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1664ms 0.7ms 35.1MB 1643ms 7ms nim 1.6.6
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
nim 1.nim 340ms 2.8ms 9.9MB 330ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 361ms 4.6ms 9.3MB 347ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
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
nim 2.nim 405ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 390ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 429ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 420ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

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
nim 2.nim 43ms 0.1ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 45ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 40ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 423ms 0.2ms 4.9MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 2.nim 593ms 2.3ms 6.4MB 583ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 668ms 3.2ms 6.1MB 650ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 687ms 54ms 39.1MB 657ms 17ms zig 0.10.0
nim 1.nim 828ms 1.4ms 41.1MB 813ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 829ms 24ms 40.9MB 813ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 95ms 1.2ms 1.1MB 87ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 118ms 1.4ms 9.6MB 103ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
nim 1.nim 124ms 0.7ms 11.0MB 110ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 129ms 2.5ms 11.3MB 117ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 140ms 0.3ms 3.3MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 158ms 0.2ms 3.0MB 150ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2699ms 13ms 0.4MB 980ms 1700ms zig 0.10.0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

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
nim 1.nim 4121ms 0.3ms 1.8MB 4110ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 4122ms 1.3ms 1.8MB 4110ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 4576ms 0.2ms 0.1MB 4560ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

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
nim 1.nim 1032ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1033ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 1146ms 0.6ms 0.1MB 1133ms 0ms zig 0.10.0

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
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 289ms 1.4ms 0.1MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0