Zig VS Nim benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Sun Jan 29 2023, 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
nim 2.nim 1938ms 2.8ms 35.0MB 1920ms 3ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 2100ms 32ms 35.2MB 2080ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 2124ms 12ms 49.1MB 2090ms 17ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 183ms 1.2ms 7.0MB 170ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 186ms 2.3ms 5.5MB 170ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 199ms 5.2ms 5.7MB 183ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 3828ms 0.4ms 2.6MB 3800ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 3.1MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 3.0MB 4983ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 635ms 0.3ms 1.9MB 617ms 3ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.3MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 2.2MB 4990ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1293ms 14ms 1.1MB 2520ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 3-i.zig 1576ms 41ms 1.0MB 1567ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 2.zig 2524ms 3.1ms 1.0MB 2513ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 1.zig 3480ms 3.3ms 1.0MB 3470ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 118ms 0.2ms 1.1MB 210ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 3-i.zig 130ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 2.zig 217ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 207ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 1.zig 287ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 154ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 147ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 269ms 0.5ms 1.1MB 260ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 335ms 0.5ms 1.3MB 323ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 771ms 2.9ms 1.1MB 663ms 90ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 796ms 0.7ms 1.3MB 693ms 87ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 29ms 0.9ms 1.0MB 20ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 36ms 0.4ms 1.3MB 30ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 81ms 2.9ms 1.0MB 57ms 10ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 83ms 1.2ms 1.2MB 63ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.10

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1.2ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 1.2ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 0ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 2.0ms 0.4ms 1.3MB 0ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 118ms 0.8ms 14.4MB 100ms 3ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 702ms 0.7ms 75.0MB 660ms 20ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1137ms 8.5ms 25.7MB 1103ms 17ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 128ms 0.9ms 7.4MB 113ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 45ms 1.1ms 2.8MB 33ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 145ms 0.9ms 1.3MB 137ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 152ms 0.5ms 1.0MB 140ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.1MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.3MB 4987ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 125ms 0.7ms 2.7MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 430ms 0.9ms 1.2MB 420ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 448ms 0.4ms 1.1MB 440ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.0MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 1.3MB 4990ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 20ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 64ms 1.3ms 1.2MB 53ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 65ms 1.8ms 1.0MB 57ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 390ms 2.5ms 1.2MB 380ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 442ms 4.8ms 1.1MB 433ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 427ms 0.4ms 4.3MB 417ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 656ms 0.1ms 4.8MB 647ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 983ms 0.7ms 4.6MB 970ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 20ms 0.7ms 0.9MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 30ms 0.4ms 1.2MB 20ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 43ms 0.2ms 1.0MB 33ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 998ms 1.8ms 34.7MB 977ms 7ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1034ms 9.1ms 34.9MB 1013ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 1076ms 10ms 41.1MB 1050ms 7ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
nim 1.nim 213ms 0.3ms 9.3MB 200ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 219ms 2.8ms 11.0MB 207ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 221ms 0.9ms 9.5MB 207ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 303ms 0.7ms 1.0MB 290ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 1.zig 363ms 0.4ms 1.0MB 350ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 383ms 1.7ms 1.4MB 370ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 411ms 1.3ms 1.3MB 400ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 32ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 20ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 40ms 0.1ms 1.3MB 30ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 40ms 0.8ms 1.0MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 43ms 0.1ms 1.3MB 33ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 423ms 3.7ms 6.0MB 413ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 2.nim 593ms 1.9ms 6.3MB 580ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 624ms 18ms 40.2MB 600ms 10ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 643ms 17ms 40.2MB 623ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 648ms 14ms 41.1MB 627ms 7ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 669ms 1.1ms 6.0MB 657ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 95ms 0.1ms 2.2MB 80ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 1.zig 117ms 3.5ms 10.9MB 103ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 127ms 0.3ms 11.3MB 120ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 129ms 3.0ms 11.1MB 117ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 138ms 0.6ms 3.3MB 130ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 2.nim 157ms 1.5ms 3.1MB 143ms 0ms nim 1.6.10

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2303ms 0.9ms 2.3MB 2280ms 7ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.9MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 6.1MB 4983ms 3ms nim/clang 1.6.10

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 517ms 0.9ms 1.9MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 5.9MB 4987ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
nim 1.nim timeout 0.0ms 6.1MB 4990ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1062ms 0.9ms 1.3MB 2053ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 2.zig 2061ms 1.2ms 1.0MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 4118ms 0.9ms 1.3MB 4110ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 4119ms 0.1ms 1.3MB 4107ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 4577ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 4567ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 276ms 0.9ms 1.1MB 500ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 2.zig 517ms 0.4ms 1.1MB 507ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 1031ms 0.3ms 1.3MB 1020ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 1032ms 1.1ms 1.3MB 1020ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 1148ms 0.7ms 1.1MB 1137ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 84ms 12ms 1.2MB 127ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
zig 2.zig 131ms 0.3ms 1.0MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d
nim 1.nim 259ms 0.1ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim/clang 1.6.10
nim 1.nim 260ms 0.4ms 1.3MB 250ms 0ms nim 1.6.10
zig 1.zig 291ms 1.6ms 1.1MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.11.0-dev.1480+f68d3c63d