Perl VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Wed May 25 2022, full log can be found HERE

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[x86_64][2 cores] Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8272CL 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 3281ms 50ms 35.2MB 3253ms 13ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 3344ms 37ms 34.2MB 3320ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6
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
nim 2.nim 288ms 21ms 5.7MB 273ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 304ms 1.5ms 5.5MB 290ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
perl 1.pl 1991ms 5.7ms 14.4MB 1973ms 3ms perl 5.34.1

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 235ms 16ms 0.7MB 223ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 284ms 20ms 0.9MB 270ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 642ms 2.5ms 1.0MB 560ms 70ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 686ms 49ms 0.7MB 600ms 70ms nim 1.6.6
perl 1.pl 3920ms 281ms 10.8MB 3900ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 2.nim 24ms 0.5ms 0.7MB 13ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 28ms 0.1ms 0.9MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 71ms 4.9ms 0.7MB 57ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 76ms 1.0ms 0.9MB 57ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6
perl 1.pl 435ms 1.0ms 6.6MB 420ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.5ms 0.3ms 2.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1.7ms 0.6ms 0.7MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
perl 1.pl 4.2ms 1.5ms 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
nim 2.nim 418ms 30ms 0.9MB 403ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 437ms 11ms 0.9MB 427ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
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
nim 2.nim 43ms 4.2ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 46ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 37ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
perl 2.pl 3045ms 197ms 6.3MB 3027ms 0ms perl 5.34.1

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 3300ms 230ms 1.9MB 3287ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 3433ms 1.4ms 1.8MB 3420ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
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
nim 1.nim 861ms 0.9ms 0.9MB 850ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 862ms 1.5ms 0.9MB 850ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
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
nim 1.nim 210ms 15ms 1.0MB 200ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 218ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 207ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
perl 4-m.pl 4778ms 29ms 9.4MB 8997ms 0ms perl 5.34.1