Perl VS Zig benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Mon Oct 03 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
zig 1.zig 2047ms 16ms 49.2MB 2020ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 1.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 175ms 1.3ms 7.1MB 160ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 1.pl 2233ms 28ms 14.3MB 2210ms 7ms perl 5.36.0

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 157ms 3.1ms 0.6MB 140ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 1.pl 4504ms 60ms 11.1MB 4493ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 1.pl 458ms 4.3ms 6.7MB 443ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2.0ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 1.pl 2.5ms 0.2ms 5.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 302ms 0.2ms 0.7MB 290ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 368ms 3.6ms 0.7MB 357ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 2.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 33ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 23ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 39ms 1.1ms 0.7MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 2.pl 3226ms 23ms 6.3MB 3213ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1066ms 3.0ms 1.8MB 2053ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 2063ms 2.2ms 1.6MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 4578ms 0.9ms 1.6MB 4567ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 4.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 277ms 0.8ms 0.7MB 507ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 519ms 2.7ms 0.7MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 1148ms 1.1ms 0.7MB 1133ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 4.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.36.0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 78ms 3.8ms 0.8MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 132ms 0.3ms 0.7MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 289ms 0.1ms 0.7MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
perl 4.pl timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms perl 5.36.0