Zig VS C benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Wed Feb 08 2023, full log can be found HERE

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[x86_64][2 cores] Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8171M 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
zig 1.zig 2850ms 12ms 49.1MB 2820ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 237ms 2.6ms 7.0MB 220ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig timeout 0.0ms 2.6MB 4983ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 975ms 29ms 2.0MB 950ms 7ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1401ms 16ms 1.1MB 2713ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 3-i.zig 1699ms 3.5ms 1.0MB 1687ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 2.zig 2854ms 1.2ms 1.0MB 2843ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 1.zig 3856ms 30ms 1.0MB 3847ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 134ms 1.0ms 1.1MB 233ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 3-i.zig 145ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 130ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 2.zig 242ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 230ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 1.zig 323ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 310ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 165ms 2.4ms 1.0MB 153ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 22ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2.1ms 0.7ms 0.9MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 1.c 2.4ms 0.7ms 1.4MB 0ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 1.c 2.6ms 0.8ms 1.3MB 0ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 1.c 3.4ms 2.1ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 144ms 5.5ms 14.4MB 123ms 7ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 866ms 46ms 75.0MB 810ms 40ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 1-m.c 292ms 5.8ms 23.5MB 480ms 13ms gcc 12.2.0
c 1-m.c 581ms 11ms 20.5MB 977ms 23ms clang 14.0.0
zig 1.zig 1282ms 8.4ms 25.8MB 1240ms 27ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
c 1.c 43ms 1.2ms 13.6MB 53ms 7ms gcc 12.2.0
c 1-m.c 71ms 3.2ms 9.7MB 113ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
zig 1.zig 144ms 1.9ms 7.5MB 127ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 59ms 1.7ms 2.8MB 50ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 164ms 1.5ms 2.9MB 150ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 33ms 8.3ms 1.3MB 23ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 457ms 14ms 4.2MB 443ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 23ms 1.3ms 1.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1335ms 3.4ms 41.1MB 1300ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 269ms 1.4ms 11.0MB 253ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 308ms 5.8ms 1.1MB 293ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 8-i.c 331ms 4.8ms 1.2MB 320ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 8-i.c 398ms 5.5ms 1.3MB 387ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 5.c 403ms 1.6ms 1.3MB 390ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 5.c 422ms 5.1ms 1.4MB 410ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 8-i.c 423ms 7.5ms 1.4MB 410ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 5.c 426ms 3.6ms 1.0MB 413ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 2.c 433ms 1.0ms 1.2MB 420ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 1.zig 462ms 6.7ms 1.0MB 453ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 2.c 467ms 4.0ms 1.4MB 453ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 2.c 592ms 1.5ms 1.3MB 580ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 35ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 27ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 8-i.c 37ms 1.3ms 1.3MB 27ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 8-i.c 43ms 1.7ms 1.3MB 30ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 5.c 43ms 0.8ms 1.3MB 30ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 5.c 45ms 1.0ms 1.4MB 37ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 8-i.c 45ms 0.2ms 1.4MB 30ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 2.c 47ms 0.6ms 1.2MB 40ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 1.zig 50ms 1.5ms 1.0MB 40ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 2.c 51ms 2.5ms 1.4MB 40ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 5.c 53ms 4.0ms 1.0MB 43ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 2.c 63ms 0.8ms 1.3MB 50ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 439ms 0.8ms 6.0MB 423ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 1.zig 943ms 42ms 40.1MB 917ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 1.c 1081ms 39ms 40.2MB 1043ms 23ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 1.c 1125ms 33ms 41.0MB 1087ms 17ms gcc 12.2.0
c 1.c 1130ms 22ms 40.9MB 1090ms 27ms clang 14.0.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 97ms 2.8ms 2.1MB 87ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 1.c 128ms 0.8ms 11.0MB 117ms 0ms zigcc 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 1.zig 128ms 1.0ms 10.9MB 110ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 1.c 143ms 6.8ms 11.7MB 127ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 1.c 146ms 0.9ms 11.7MB 130ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2406ms 1.7ms 2.3MB 2373ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 558ms 10ms 1.8MB 547ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1088ms 3.9ms 1.2MB 2083ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 4-m.c 1534ms 9.7ms 1.3MB 2990ms 3ms gcc 12.2.0
c 6-im.c 1961ms 20ms 1.3MB 3820ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 4-m.c 1986ms 14ms 5.2MB 3877ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 6-im.c 1990ms 12ms 3.2MB 3890ms 7ms clang 14.0.0
c 5-im.c 1998ms 19ms 1.3MB 3857ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
zig 2.zig 2072ms 6.8ms 1.0MB 2063ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 3-m.c 2263ms 5.2ms 3.2MB 4437ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 3-m.c 2269ms 18ms 1.3MB 4430ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 5-im.c 2451ms 11ms 3.3MB 4797ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
zig 1.zig 4631ms 11ms 1.0MB 4617ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 284ms 2.0ms 1.2MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 4-m.c 397ms 1.4ms 1.3MB 750ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 6-im.c 469ms 3.9ms 1.3MB 893ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 6-im.c 499ms 7.3ms 3.3MB 957ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 4-m.c 505ms 1.7ms 3.1MB 963ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 5-im.c 516ms 3.1ms 1.3MB 970ms 3ms gcc 12.2.0
zig 2.zig 525ms 10ms 1.0MB 513ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 3-m.c 581ms 4.7ms 1.3MB 1117ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 3-m.c 588ms 9.4ms 3.1MB 1127ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 5-im.c 629ms 5.3ms 3.2MB 1200ms 3ms clang 14.0.0
zig 1.zig 1156ms 3.2ms 1.0MB 1143ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 79ms 1.5ms 1.1MB 127ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 4-m.c 111ms 3.3ms 1.3MB 193ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 6-im.c 127ms 1.0ms 1.3MB 223ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
zig 2.zig 136ms 2.1ms 1.6MB 127ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
c 4-m.c 136ms 1.4ms 3.3MB 240ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 6-im.c 138ms 0.8ms 3.2MB 250ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 5-im.c 140ms 2.7ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 3-m.c 158ms 1.8ms 3.5MB 283ms 0ms clang 14.0.0
c 3-m.c 162ms 8.8ms 1.3MB 287ms 0ms gcc 12.2.0
c 5-im.c 173ms 6.0ms 3.3MB 300ms 3ms clang 14.0.0
zig 1.zig 294ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a