Zig VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Thu Sep 22 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 2143ms 29ms 49.2MB 2117ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 3403ms 74ms 34.2MB 3380ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 3563ms 91ms 34.8MB 3533ms 10ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 178ms 0.4ms 7.1MB 160ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 320ms 2.8ms 5.7MB 307ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 331ms 1.2ms 5.4MB 320ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 3835ms 5.0ms 2.7MB 3793ms 20ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 637ms 0.2ms 2.1MB 613ms 7ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1337ms 9.6ms 0.6MB 2607ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 3-i.zig 1541ms 1.6ms 0.6MB 1530ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 2458ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 2447ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 1.zig 3438ms 7.2ms 0.6MB 3427ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 126ms 2.8ms 0.7MB 220ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 3-i.zig 133ms 3.3ms 0.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 208ms 0.4ms 0.6MB 200ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 1.zig 287ms 0.4ms 0.6MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 155ms 0.5ms 0.6MB 147ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 261ms 0.2ms 0.7MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 338ms 1.1ms 0.9MB 327ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 789ms 1.3ms 0.7MB 683ms 93ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 808ms 1.1ms 0.9MB 697ms 93ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 31ms 2.5ms 0.7MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 37ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 84ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 67ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 84ms 3.1ms 0.7MB 60ms 7ms nim 1.6.6

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 1.3ms 0.1ms 0.9MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 2.2ms 0.8ms 0.7MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 2.3ms 0.6ms 0.6MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 126ms 0.5ms 12.0MB 113ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 769ms 0.5ms 80.6MB 723ms 30ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1294ms 6.2ms 21.7MB 1267ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 142ms 2.0ms 9.1MB 127ms 3ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 46ms 0.9ms 2.8MB 33ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 149ms 4.5ms 1.0MB 140ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 154ms 0.7ms 0.7MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 132ms 5.1ms 2.7MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 436ms 5.6ms 0.9MB 423ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 455ms 0.8ms 0.7MB 443ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 21ms 0.8ms 1.5MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 64ms 1.4ms 1.0MB 50ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 67ms 1.0ms 0.7MB 60ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 416ms 6.8ms 1.0MB 403ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 465ms 5.6ms 0.7MB 453ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 423ms 0.3ms 4.2MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 575ms 0.6ms 4.8MB 563ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 996ms 1.1ms 4.5MB 987ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 20ms 0.6ms 1.4MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 27ms 0.6ms 1.0MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 44ms 0.8ms 0.7MB 37ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1098ms 74ms 41.1MB 1073ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 1578ms 1.6ms 34.9MB 1560ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1661ms 1.3ms 34.8MB 1640ms 7ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 211ms 0.3ms 11.3MB 197ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 340ms 1.4ms 10.0MB 327ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 357ms 0.5ms 9.2MB 343ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 302ms 0.8ms 0.6MB 290ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 1.zig 367ms 2.3ms 0.6MB 357ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 405ms 0.6ms 0.9MB 390ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 428ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 420ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 32ms 0.2ms 0.6MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 1.zig 42ms 5.2ms 0.6MB 33ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 44ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 46ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 37ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 419ms 0.8ms 6.0MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 2.nim 588ms 1.5ms 6.8MB 577ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 671ms 3.4ms 6.1MB 663ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 744ms 0.6ms 40.2MB 727ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 824ms 35ms 41.0MB 803ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 95ms 0.9ms 2.6MB 87ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 122ms 2.1ms 11.1MB 110ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 129ms 0.4ms 11.4MB 120ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 140ms 1.0ms 3.3MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 2.nim 159ms 1.2ms 2.9MB 150ms 0ms nim 1.6.6

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2205ms 6.2ms 2.3MB 2177ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 497ms 1.0ms 1.9MB 483ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1073ms 15ms 1.8MB 2057ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 2061ms 0.6ms 0.6MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 4122ms 1.4ms 1.9MB 4110ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 4122ms 4.1ms 1.8MB 4110ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 4579ms 4.9ms 1.6MB 4560ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 277ms 1.7ms 0.8MB 507ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 517ms 0.6ms 0.6MB 503ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 1033ms 1.0ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 1033ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 1146ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 1140ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 76ms 0.7ms 0.8MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
zig 2.zig 131ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.6
nim 1.nim 261ms 1.2ms 1.0MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.6
zig 1.zig 289ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4060+61aaef0b0