Zig VS Dart benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Mon Feb 06 2023, 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
dart 1.dart 1234ms 8.4ms 86.2MB 1207ms 33ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 1267ms 28ms 88.1MB 1227ms 43ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
zig 1.zig 2435ms 26ms 49.1MB 2403ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
dart 1.dart 113ms 2.2ms 47.9MB 80ms 23ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 117ms 2.7ms 47.5MB 93ms 17ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
zig 1.zig 197ms 1.1ms 7.0MB 180ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 4850ms 3.9ms 2.6MB 4820ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart timeout 0.0ms 22.2MB 4967ms 13ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart timeout 0.0ms 21.6MB 4980ms 10ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 800ms 0.6ms 1.9MB 780ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 1738ms 0.8ms 16.0MB 1707ms 23ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 1746ms 3.0ms 15.4MB 1713ms 27ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1177ms 8.3ms 1.1MB 2280ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 3-i.zig 1415ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 1403ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 2392ms 1.1ms 1.0MB 2380ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 3198ms 2.9ms 1.0MB 3183ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 2.dart 4275ms 2.1ms 13.6MB 4263ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 2.dart 4701ms 1.9ms 13.9MB 4683ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 112ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 190ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 3-i.zig 121ms 0.8ms 0.9MB 110ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 203ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 190ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 262ms 1.1ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 2.dart 347ms 1.2ms 12.1MB 330ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 2.dart 380ms 1.0ms 12.0MB 363ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 136ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 123ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 485ms 0.5ms 14.7MB 470ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 1.dart 524ms 1.4ms 14.1MB 503ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 16ms 0.5ms 0.9MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 60ms 0.5ms 14.9MB 47ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 1.dart 65ms 1.6ms 16.4MB 50ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1.5ms 0.7ms 0.9MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 8.0ms 0.2ms 11.4MB 0ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 1.dart 608ms 548ms 12.1MB 0ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 117ms 0.7ms 14.4MB 100ms 7ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 298ms 2.6ms 58.8MB 270ms 17ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 304ms 5.1ms 59.1MB 273ms 17ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 705ms 2.2ms 75.0MB 647ms 37ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 2233ms 7.1ms 300.2MB 2287ms 130ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 2312ms 3.3ms 300.6MB 2360ms 130ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1090ms 12ms 25.7MB 1057ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 3-m.dart 2759ms 53ms 254.5MB 4833ms 117ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 3-m.dart 4006ms 128ms 283.8MB 7067ms 117ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 121ms 1.3ms 7.5MB 110ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 3-m.dart 446ms 13ms 198.6MB 680ms 83ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 3-m.dart 566ms 15ms 200.6MB 913ms 77ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 47ms 0.2ms 2.8MB 40ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 2.dart 236ms 1.7ms 15.3MB 223ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 2.dart 237ms 1.2ms 17.0MB 213ms 7ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 1064ms 2.3ms 14.7MB 1040ms 10ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 1077ms 0.2ms 16.5MB 1053ms 7ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 138ms 0.8ms 2.7MB 130ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 2.dart 678ms 1.6ms 16.8MB 657ms 3ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 2.dart 683ms 13ms 14.2MB 663ms 3ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 3168ms 4.6ms 16.4MB 3147ms 7ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 3209ms 4.6ms 14.7MB 3193ms 7ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 22ms 0.4ms 0.9MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 2.dart 111ms 1.9ms 14.8MB 93ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 2.dart 113ms 2.6ms 14.7MB 93ms 7ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 1.dart 183ms 2.2ms 14.9MB 163ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 187ms 2.7ms 16.3MB 170ms 3ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 371ms 1.3ms 4.2MB 357ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 19ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
dart 1.dart 533ms 7.8ms 68.6MB 510ms 20ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 612ms 5.3ms 70.8MB 590ms 27ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
zig 1.zig 1311ms 114ms 41.1MB 1280ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
dart 1.dart 134ms 3.3ms 48.7MB 103ms 20ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 1.dart 145ms 1.2ms 48.7MB 113ms 20ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
zig 1.zig 229ms 0.2ms 10.9MB 213ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 262ms 4.7ms 1.1MB 253ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 388ms 4.0ms 1.0MB 380ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 3.dart 620ms 1.1ms 13.8MB 603ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 3.dart 621ms 2.4ms 13.6MB 603ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 28ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 41ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 3.dart 72ms 1.9ms 12.0MB 60ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 3.dart 75ms 0.9ms 11.6MB 57ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 386ms 4.7ms 6.0MB 370ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 1042ms 96ms 40.2MB 1017ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 80ms 0.4ms 2.2MB 70ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 118ms 1.9ms 11.0MB 107ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
dart 2.dart 1796ms 33ms 22.4MB 1740ms 43ms dart/exe 2.19.1
dart 2.dart 1835ms 18ms 22.1MB 1777ms 43ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
zig 1.zig 2010ms 3.2ms 2.3MB 1980ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
dart 2.dart 416ms 5.5ms 20.6MB 377ms 20ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 2.dart 445ms 0.8ms 22.2MB 403ms 23ms dart/exe 2.19.1
zig 1.zig 461ms 0.9ms 1.9MB 450ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 911ms 3.8ms 1.2MB 1750ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 1734ms 3.5ms 1.0MB 1720ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 3917ms 53ms 1.0MB 3900ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 4806ms 5.2ms 11.6MB 4790ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 1.dart timeout 0.0ms 11.4MB 4980ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 241ms 2.7ms 1.2MB 427ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 436ms 0.8ms 1.1MB 423ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 970ms 23ms 1.1MB 960ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 1207ms 2.7ms 13.8MB 1193ms 0ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 1.dart 1407ms 1.5ms 14.2MB 1390ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 68ms 1.7ms 1.2MB 107ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 2.zig 112ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 100ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
zig 1.zig 244ms 2.4ms 1.1MB 230ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1577+11cc1c16f
dart 1.dart 312ms 2.6ms 14.0MB 297ms 3ms dart/exe 3.0.0-187.0.dev
dart 1.dart 362ms 3.3ms 13.8MB 340ms 0ms dart/exe 2.19.1