Zig VS Ruby benchmarks

Current benchmark data was generated on Mon Oct 03 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 2047ms 16ms 49.2MB 2020ms 10ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 175ms 1.3ms 7.1MB 160ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1-m.rb 895ms 44ms 398.0MB 1443ms 123ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 1.rb 905ms 6.4ms 292.0MB 750ms 140ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 973ms 7.5ms 35.5MB 940ms 13ms ruby 3.1.2

edigits

Input: 250001

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 3830ms 2.0ms 2.7MB 3800ms 13ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

Input: 100000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 636ms 0.7ms 2.1MB 613ms 7ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

fannkuch-redux

Input: 11

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1322ms 17ms 0.7MB 2570ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 3-i.zig 1563ms 0.9ms 0.6MB 1550ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 2503ms 2.0ms 0.6MB 2490ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 3421ms 7.9ms 0.6MB 3410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 123ms 1.6ms 0.7MB 220ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 3-i.zig 132ms 0.4ms 0.6MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 212ms 1.5ms 0.6MB 200ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 285ms 1.0ms 0.6MB 273ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

fasta

Input: 2500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 157ms 3.1ms 0.6MB 140ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 6.rb 2830ms 20ms 294.2MB 2673ms 143ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 6.rb 4361ms 42ms 39.5MB 4333ms 13ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 6.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 250000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 18ms 0.3ms 0.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 6.rb 505ms 0.8ms 287.7MB 347ms 140ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 6.rb 507ms 3.5ms 31.1MB 483ms 10ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 6-m.rb 1309ms 25ms 359.3MB 2303ms 120ms truffleruby 22.2.0

helloworld

Input: QwQ

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2.0ms 0.7ms 0.6MB 0ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb 42ms 2.5ms 148.7MB 18ms 22ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 1.rb 70ms 0.2ms 30.0MB 48ms 6ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 238ms 0.3ms 286.6MB 94ms 134ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2

json-serde

Input: sample 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 113ms 0.8ms 12.0MB 97ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb 437ms 10.0ms 49.4MB 397ms 20ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 601ms 0.7ms 306.3MB 437ms 143ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: canada 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 685ms 0.2ms 81.0MB 640ms 27ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb 3871ms 3.8ms 163.2MB 3773ms 80ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 4038ms 3.0ms 419.5MB 3827ms 193ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

knucleotide

Input: 2500000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1230ms 5.9ms 21.7MB 1200ms 13ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

Input: 250000_in

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 136ms 1.3ms 9.2MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

lru

Input: 1000 1000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 44ms 0.5ms 2.9MB 33ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb 615ms 14ms 30.1MB 593ms 10ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 628ms 4.4ms 286.7MB 473ms 137ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1-m.rb 773ms 57ms 312.0MB 1127ms 97ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 1000 3000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 127ms 3.7ms 2.8MB 117ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb 1391ms 9.5ms 286.8MB 1243ms 130ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 1431ms 73ms 353.1MB 1917ms 123ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 1.rb 1660ms 16ms 30.2MB 1640ms 7ms ruby 3.1.2

Input: 100 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 21ms 0.6ms 1.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb 337ms 2.5ms 29.9MB 317ms 7ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 433ms 1.4ms 286.6MB 270ms 140ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1-m.rb 568ms 48ms 298.6MB 857ms 90ms truffleruby 22.2.0

mandelbrot

Input: 5000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 422ms 0.6ms 4.3MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

Input: 1000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 20ms 0.6ms 0.6MB 10ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47

merkletrees

Input: 17

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 1031ms 8.8ms 41.2MB 1007ms 7ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 15

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 209ms 1.6ms 11.2MB 190ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1-m.rb 3172ms 18ms 560.6MB 5827ms 207ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 1.rb 3949ms 15ms 300.8MB 3790ms 140ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 4772ms 16ms 44.3MB 4743ms 13ms ruby 3.1.2

nbody

Input: 5000000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 302ms 0.2ms 0.7MB 290ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 368ms 3.6ms 0.7MB 357ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 2.rb 1111ms 6.0ms 308.1MB 1390ms 97ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 2.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 2.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2

Input: 500000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 33ms 0.4ms 0.7MB 23ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 39ms 1.1ms 0.7MB 30ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 2-m.rb 423ms 4.0ms 302.6MB 670ms 80ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 2.rb 2352ms 4.8ms 286.8MB 2207ms 127ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 2.rb 3223ms 7.6ms 29.9MB 3193ms 10ms ruby 3.1.2

nsieve

Input: 12

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 422ms 1.6ms 6.1MB 410ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 10

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2.zig 94ms 0.5ms 2.5MB 87ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb 3126ms 96ms 474.9MB 3563ms 120ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2

pidigits

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 2198ms 1.2ms 2.4MB 2177ms 7ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 1.zig 497ms 3.6ms 2.0MB 480ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 1-m.rb 1926ms 9.5ms 380.4MB 3533ms 143ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 1.rb 2511ms 13ms 162.8MB 2427ms 63ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 1.rb 2672ms 16ms 420.8MB 2457ms 203ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2

spectral-norm

Input: 8000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 1066ms 3.0ms 1.8MB 2053ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 2063ms 2.2ms 1.6MB 2050ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 4578ms 0.9ms 1.6MB 4567ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 4000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 277ms 0.8ms 0.7MB 507ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 519ms 2.7ms 0.7MB 510ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 1148ms 1.1ms 0.7MB 1133ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms truffleruby 22.2.0

Input: 2000

lang code time stddev peak-mem mem time(user) time(sys) compiler compiler/runtime
zig 2-m.zig 78ms 3.8ms 0.8MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 2.zig 132ms 0.3ms 0.7MB 120ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
zig 1.zig 289ms 0.1ms 0.7MB 280ms 0ms zig 0.10.0-dev.4213+91b05ad47
ruby 4.rb 2469ms 15ms 445.3MB 3007ms 143ms truffleruby 22.2.0
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby 3.1.2
ruby 4.rb timeout 0.0ms 0.0MB 0ms 0ms ruby/yjit 3.1.2