Zig VS C++ benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Wed Sep 28 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 2187ms 28ms 49.2MB 2163ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 175ms 1.6ms 7.1MB 160ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 3832ms 0.3ms 2.7MB 3803ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 636ms 0.8ms 2.1MB 613ms 7ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 1-im.cpp 752ms 3.8ms 1.0MB 1450ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 1-im.cpp 769ms 6.3ms 3.6MB 1493ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 2-m.zig 1322ms 13ms 0.7MB 2567ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
zig 3-i.zig 1564ms 3.3ms 0.6MB 1550ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
zig 2.zig 2504ms 1.6ms 0.6MB 2490ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
zig 1.zig 3429ms 4.8ms 0.6MB 3413ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 1-im.cpp 72ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 120ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 1-im.cpp 73ms 0.6ms 3.6MB 120ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 2-m.zig 124ms 1.5ms 2.6MB 217ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
zig 3-i.zig 132ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
zig 2.zig 213ms 0.2ms 0.6MB 200ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
zig 1.zig 285ms 1.2ms 0.6MB 273ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 155ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 147ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1.4ms 0.1ms 0.6MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 1.cpp 2.2ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 0ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
cpp 1.cpp 2.5ms 1.1ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 113ms 0.7ms 12.6MB 100ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 711ms 5.5ms 79.3MB 650ms 43ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1234ms 8.1ms 22.0MB 1207ms 13ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 138ms 1.0ms 9.2MB 123ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 45ms 1.2ms 2.9MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 126ms 0.6ms 2.8MB 113ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 21ms 1.4ms 1.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 424ms 0.6ms 4.3MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 21ms 1.2ms 0.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1060ms 4.5ms 41.2MB 1037ms 7ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 207ms 1.3ms 11.3MB 190ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 0-i.cpp 225ms 0.2ms 0.9MB 210ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 0-i.cpp 257ms 0.5ms 1.1MB 243ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 2.zig 315ms 23ms 0.7MB 303ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 1.cpp 339ms 1.0ms 0.9MB 330ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
zig 1.zig 364ms 1.4ms 0.7MB 350ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 1.cpp 384ms 0.4ms 1.1MB 373ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 0-i.cpp 25ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 20ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 0-i.cpp 28ms 0.3ms 1.1MB 20ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 2.zig 35ms 3.1ms 0.7MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 1.cpp 37ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
zig 1.zig 40ms 1.7ms 0.7MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 1.cpp 42ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 30ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 1.cpp 415ms 6.4ms 7.5MB 403ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 2.zig 426ms 6.6ms 6.1MB 413ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 1.cpp 648ms 9.1ms 7.7MB 633ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 1.cpp 94ms 0.8ms 3.7MB 87ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 2.zig 95ms 0.4ms 2.5MB 83ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 1.cpp 154ms 0.7ms 4.0MB 140ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2200ms 1.9ms 2.4MB 2173ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 494ms 0.2ms 2.0MB 483ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 8-m.cpp 1060ms 1.0ms 3.1MB 2073ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 1061ms 2.4ms 3.2MB 2073ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
cpp 8-m.cpp 1062ms 1.1ms 0.9MB 2080ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 1065ms 1.7ms 1.0MB 2083ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
zig 2-m.zig 1067ms 4.3ms 1.8MB 2063ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
zig 2.zig 2065ms 1.0ms 1.6MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 6-im.cpp 2234ms 1.6ms 1.0MB 4400ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 2245ms 15ms 3.2MB 4407ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 1.zig 4582ms 5.2ms 1.6MB 4567ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
cpp 8-m.cpp 274ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 520ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 8-m.cpp 275ms 0.2ms 3.2MB 517ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 276ms 1.7ms 3.2MB 517ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 2-m.zig 277ms 1.4ms 0.8MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 7-m.cpp 277ms 2.5ms 1.0MB 520ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
zig 2.zig 518ms 1.1ms 0.7MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 6-im.cpp 568ms 2.1ms 0.9MB 1100ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 568ms 1.5ms 3.2MB 1097ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 1.zig 1147ms 0.2ms 0.6MB 1137ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 76ms 2.3ms 0.8MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 8-m.cpp 76ms 1.8ms 3.2MB 127ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 76ms 1.1ms 3.2MB 127ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
cpp 8-m.cpp 77ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 130ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 7-m.cpp 77ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 130ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
zig 2.zig 132ms 0.1ms 0.7MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361
cpp 6-im.cpp 151ms 0.1ms 1.0MB 277ms 0ms g++ 12.2.0
cpp 6-im.cpp 151ms 2.2ms 3.2MB 273ms 0ms clang++ 11.0.0
zig 1.zig 289ms 0.5ms 0.7MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4192+c75e8f361