Perl VS Lua 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
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
perl 1.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 452ms 1.9ms 25.4MB 427ms 7ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua 1073ms 10ms 17.3MB 1053ms 3ms lua 5.4.4
perl 1.pl 2370ms 18ms 14.2MB 2353ms 3ms perl 5.34.1

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
perl 1.pl 4382ms 65ms 10.9MB 4367ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
perl 1.pl 448ms 6.1ms 6.6MB 437ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 2.2ms 0.7ms 2.2MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua 2.5ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
perl 1.pl 2.8ms 0.8ms 5.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 4.lua 1145ms 21ms 2.4MB 1137ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 4.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
perl 2.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 4.lua 119ms 0.9ms 2.3MB 110ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 4.lua 1178ms 9.7ms 1.1MB 1167ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
perl 2.pl 3240ms 29ms 6.4MB 3223ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
perl 4.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 1561ms 2.0ms 2.4MB 1550ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
perl 4.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
lua 1.lua 394ms 0.7ms 2.3MB 380ms 0ms luajit 2.1.0
lua 1.lua timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms lua 5.4.4
perl 4.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.34.1