Zig VS Go 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
go 1.go 3847ms 17ms 45.6MB 5503ms 83ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 39.4MB 4970ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
go 1.go 324ms 2.4ms 8.3MB 417ms 3ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 438ms 0.7ms 5.9MB 423ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 197ms 3.5ms 8.3MB 180ms 3ms go 1.19.5
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
go 1.go 58ms 1.3ms 8.9MB 50ms 0ms go 1.19.5
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
go 3-m.go 1448ms 2.7ms 5.0MB 2787ms 7ms go 1.19.5
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
go 3.go 3217ms 6.8ms 48.9MB 3190ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
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
go 3-m.go 144ms 2.5ms 5.0MB 220ms 0ms go 1.19.5
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
go 3.go 353ms 3.4ms 49.9MB 333ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
go 3-m.go 251ms 0.7ms 2.9MB 450ms 0ms go 1.19.5

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
go 3.go 32ms 0.4ms 2.9MB 40ms 0ms go 1.19.5

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 1.go 1.9ms 0.9ms 0.2MB 0ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
zig 1.zig 2.1ms 0.7ms 0.9MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 3.4ms 0.5ms 2.9MB 0ms 0ms go 1.19.5

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 83ms 6.6ms 42.1MB 60ms 17ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 144ms 5.5ms 14.4MB 123ms 7ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 213ms 3.5ms 18.8MB 197ms 3ms go 1.19.5

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 2-ffi.go 483ms 20ms 182.5MB 440ms 133ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 866ms 46ms 75.0MB 810ms 40ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 1288ms 8.1ms 105.2MB 1253ms 83ms go 1.19.5

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1282ms 8.4ms 25.8MB 1240ms 27ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 7-m.go 1633ms 7.4ms 41.6MB 3007ms 40ms go 1.19.5

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 144ms 1.9ms 7.5MB 127ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 7-m.go 271ms 4.2ms 25.3MB 420ms 20ms go 1.19.5

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
go 3.go 195ms 4.6ms 0.3MB 183ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 201ms 2.4ms 3.4MB 187ms 0ms go 1.19.5

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
go 3.go 566ms 1.0ms 0.3MB 553ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 589ms 3.6ms 3.4MB 573ms 0ms go 1.19.5

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
go 3.go 99ms 0.4ms 0.0MB 90ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 3.go 108ms 3.8ms 4.1MB 100ms 0ms go 1.19.5

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
go 1.go 4741ms 38ms 7.4MB 4710ms 3ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 5.4MB 4977ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
go 1.go 199ms 1.3ms 2.9MB 190ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 390ms 1.4ms 0.0MB 380ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
go 1.go 2523ms 14ms 38.2MB 3530ms 67ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 2861ms 21ms 45.1MB 4040ms 80ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 4946ms 23ms 212.6MB 4880ms 50ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go timeout 0.0ms 51.3MB 4973ms 3ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
go 1.go 535ms 12ms 12.1MB 713ms 20ms go 1.19.5
go 2.go 606ms 2.8ms 13.4MB 837ms 7ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 864ms 21ms 51.9MB 837ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1659ms 8.8ms 39.3MB 1637ms 7ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
zig 1.zig 462ms 6.7ms 1.0MB 453ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 599ms 3.1ms 2.9MB 587ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 839ms 2.3ms 2.0MB 830ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
zig 1.zig 50ms 1.5ms 1.0MB 40ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 65ms 1.5ms 2.9MB 50ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 84ms 1.0ms 0.0MB 73ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
go 2.go 808ms 5.4ms 17.6MB 793ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
zig 1.zig 943ms 42ms 40.1MB 917ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 986ms 32ms 73.7MB 957ms 17ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 1060ms 43ms 43.8MB 1027ms 10ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 1095ms 9.3ms 20.0MB 1073ms 13ms go 1.19.5

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
zig 1.zig 128ms 1.0ms 10.9MB 110ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 142ms 8.0ms 22.2MB 120ms 3ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 151ms 0.6ms 13.4MB 140ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 198ms 10ms 5.6MB 173ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0
go 2.go 259ms 2.0ms 8.0MB 250ms 0ms go 1.19.5

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
go 8.go 1588ms 15ms 8.5MB 1560ms 10ms go 1.19.5
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
go 8.go 367ms 3.4ms 8.5MB 350ms 3ms go 1.19.5
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
zig 2.zig 2072ms 6.8ms 1.0MB 2063ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 4-m.go 2681ms 27ms 4.9MB 5153ms 3ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 4631ms 11ms 1.0MB 4617ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 5.4MB 4983ms 3ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 2.4MB 4983ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
zig 2.zig 525ms 10ms 1.0MB 513ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 4-m.go 674ms 7.1ms 3.4MB 1277ms 0ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 1156ms 3.2ms 1.0MB 1143ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 1330ms 2.8ms 2.9MB 1323ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 4983ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0

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
zig 2.zig 136ms 2.1ms 1.6MB 127ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 4-m.go 182ms 3.8ms 2.9MB 313ms 0ms go 1.19.5
zig 1.zig 294ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
go 1.go 336ms 2.1ms 2.9MB 327ms 0ms go 1.19.5
go 1.go 1953ms 7.3ms 0.0MB 1940ms 0ms tinygo 0.25.0