Zig VS Javascript 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
javascript 1.js 1662ms 23ms 244.3MB 2067ms 80ms bun 0.5.5
zig 1.zig 2850ms 12ms 49.1MB 2820ms 13ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
javascript 1.js 4772ms 40ms 260.9MB 3527ms 1607ms node 19.6.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
javascript 1.js 158ms 1.8ms 101.8MB 143ms 17ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 235ms 6.3ms 70.4MB 220ms 23ms node 19.6.0
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
javascript 1.js 455ms 3.5ms 98.1MB 427ms 23ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 475ms 4.1ms 60.0MB 497ms 17ms node 19.6.0
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
javascript 1.js 220ms 4.3ms 52.6MB 233ms 10ms node 19.6.0
javascript 1.js 912ms 14ms 82.5MB 873ms 23ms bun 0.5.5
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
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
javascript 1.js 20ms 1.3ms 54.3MB 3ms 7ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 56ms 5.4ms 42.8MB 34ms 10ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 1.js 166ms 1.7ms 91.8MB 137ms 17ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 208ms 11ms 76.1MB 190ms 17ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 1.js 945ms 16ms 252.9MB 910ms 73ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 1405ms 13ms 282.5MB 1377ms 137ms node 19.6.0

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

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

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
javascript 2.js 442ms 6.6ms 54.8MB 420ms 13ms node 19.6.0
javascript 1.js 759ms 10ms 148.3MB 750ms 37ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 2.js 810ms 3.7ms 109.9MB 807ms 33ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 1210ms 9.1ms 62.3MB 1187ms 17ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 2.js 1163ms 6.2ms 62.2MB 1143ms 17ms node 19.6.0
javascript 1.js 2115ms 31ms 176.2MB 2150ms 47ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 2.js 2310ms 31ms 117.3MB 2307ms 33ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 3468ms 2.2ms 62.0MB 3437ms 27ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 2.js 236ms 4.1ms 49.2MB 227ms 7ms node 19.6.0
javascript 1.js 395ms 6.9ms 117.2MB 377ms 27ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 2.js 437ms 11ms 104.9MB 437ms 27ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 465ms 5.6ms 50.4MB 453ms 10ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 1.js 1004ms 12ms 159.3MB 1113ms 53ms bun 0.5.5
javascript 1.js 1062ms 17ms 122.8MB 1087ms 70ms node 19.6.0
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
javascript 1.js 224ms 5.8ms 106.4MB 207ms 23ms bun 0.5.5
zig 1.zig 269ms 1.4ms 11.0MB 253ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
javascript 1.js 303ms 6.8ms 90.8MB 283ms 37ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 6.js 827ms 4.4ms 47.8MB 810ms 3ms node 19.6.0
javascript 6.js 1241ms 8.9ms 69.6MB 1223ms 13ms bun 0.5.5

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
javascript 6.js 136ms 2.8ms 48.2MB 123ms 7ms node 19.6.0
javascript 6.js 152ms 0.7ms 68.3MB 140ms 10ms bun 0.5.5

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

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

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
javascript 3.js timeout 0.0ms 79.2MB 4967ms 37ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 3.js 1874ms 6.6ms 63.4MB 1860ms 17ms node 19.6.0

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
javascript 6-m.js 3350ms 43ms 69.2MB 6290ms 47ms node 19.6.0
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
zig 2.zig 525ms 10ms 1.0MB 513ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
javascript 6-m.js 1043ms 7.9ms 71.9MB 1807ms 37ms node 19.6.0
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
zig 2.zig 136ms 2.1ms 1.6MB 127ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
zig 1.zig 294ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1580+a5b34a61a
javascript 6.js 467ms 9.8ms 67.2MB 650ms 23ms node 19.6.0