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Go versus Python 3 fastest programs

Always look at the source code.

These are only the fastest programs. Do some of them use manually vectorized SIMD? Look at the other programs. They may seem more-like a fair comparison to you.

n-body
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 6.38 1,896 1200 6.43 0% 100% 1% 0%
Python 3 567.56 8,076 1196 570.95 0% 0% 0% 100%
spectral-norm
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 1.44 2,356 548 5.71 99% 99% 99% 99%
Python 3 120.99 13,424 407 479.86 99% 99% 99% 99%
fannkuch-redux
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 7.59 2,064 969 30.31 100% 100% 100% 100%
Python 3 352.29 12,232 950 1,392.10 97% 99% 100% 99%
mandelbrot
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 3.75 34,832 894 14.92 100% 99% 99% 100%
Python 3 163.32 12,080 688 642.00 98% 98% 98% 98%
fasta
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 1.28 11,276 1404 3.78 65% 86% 81% 65%
Python 3 37.32 846,264 1947 71.03 10% 67% 83% 30%
binary-trees
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 6.73 299,572 701 26.34 98% 97% 98% 98%
Python 3 51.07 278,324 589 178.28 85% 86% 93% 85%
k-nucleotide
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 8.30 160,300 1607 31.96 96% 98% 96% 95%
Python 3 46.28 241,108 1967 176.42 94% 97% 95% 96%
reverse-complement
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 1.42 1,344,600 1338 2.66 57% 36% 71% 24%
Python 3 7.20 1,005,184 814 10.75 20% 53% 48% 29%
pidigits
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 1.00 8,952 683 1.04 0% 3% 99% 2%
Python 3 1.28 12,024 567 1.29 0% 1% 100% 0%
regex-redux
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Go 3.94 323,252 810 6.14 74% 30% 19% 33%
Python 3 1.36 111,852 1403 2.64 32% 40% 33% 88%
Go

go version go1.16 linux/amd64

Python 3

Python 3.9.2