Perl VS Zig 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
perl 1.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.34.1
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
perl 1.pl 1991ms 5.7ms 14.4MB 1973ms 3ms perl 5.34.1
zig 1.zig 3757ms 23ms 8.0MB 3033ms 690ms zig 0.10.0

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 138ms 0.7ms 0.0MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 1.zig 16ms 0.3ms 0.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 1.zig 1.8ms 0.8ms 0.1MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2.zig 255ms 2.2ms 0.0MB 240ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 383ms 3.0ms 0.0MB 370ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2.zig 29ms 2.9ms 0.0MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 41ms 1.0ms 0.0MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2-m.zig 893ms 1.7ms 0.3MB 1660ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 1660ms 114ms 0.0MB 1650ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 3381ms 16ms 0.1MB 3370ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2-m.zig 230ms 1.2ms 0.2MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 420ms 28ms 0.0MB 413ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 850ms 1.6ms 0.1MB 840ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
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
zig 2-m.zig 65ms 2.2ms 0.2MB 93ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 2.zig 100ms 0.4ms 0.0MB 90ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
zig 1.zig 226ms 22ms 0.1MB 213ms 0ms zig 0.10.0
perl 4-m.pl 4778ms 29ms 9.4MB 8997ms 0ms perl 5.34.1