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Node js versus C++ g++ fastest programs

Back in April 2010, Russ Cox charitably suggested that only fannkuch-redux, fasta, k-nucleotide, mandlebrot, nbody, reverse-complement and spectral-norm were close to fair comparisons. As someone who implemented programming languages, his interest was "measuring the quality of the generated code when both compilers are presented with what amounts to the same program."

Differences in approach - to memory management, parallel programming, regex, arbitrary precision arithmetic, implementation technique - don't fit in that kind-of fair comparison — but we still have to deal with them.

These are only the fastest programs. There may be additional measurements for programs which seem more-like a fair comparison to you. Always look at the source code.

spectral-norm
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 4.27 54,968 999 16.42 96% 97% 95% 96%
C++ g++ 1.98 1,268 1044 7.89 100% 99% 99% 99%
fannkuch-redux
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 24.14 52,860 1316 95.71 99% 99% 99% 99%
C++ g++ 10.08 1,884 980 39.72 100% 100% 99% 95%
fasta
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 3.35 61,832 2047 9.40 59% 55% 75% 91%
C++ g++ 1.33 1,824 2711 4.31 82% 82% 81% 80%
n-body
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 23.29 34,584 1268 23.68 0% 1% 1% 100%
C++ g++ 8.18 1,112 1773 8.24 100% 0% 0% 1%
reverse-complement
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 4.61 1,100,708 1307 11.00 60% 50% 60% 68%
C++ g++ 1.55 996,188 1226 2.66 24% 25% 99% 23%
mandelbrot
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 6.72 82,708 1122 26.53 99% 99% 100% 99%
C++ g++ 1.50 26,324 1791 5.97 100% 99% 99% 99%
regex-redux
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 10.44 787,312 668 12.48 27% 17% 73% 3%
C++ g++ 1.82 203,760 1315 4.43 44% 51% 48% 100%
binary-trees
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 23.20 1,094,272 744 75.75 84% 82% 80% 80%
C++ g++ 3.79 117,164 809 12.28 99% 76% 75% 74%
pidigits
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 12.42 64,436 530 12.54 100% 1% 0% 0%
C++ g++ 1.89 4,460 513 1.97 100% 2% 2% 1%
k-nucleotide
source secs mem gz busy cpu load
Node js 25.74 393,728 1812 76.83 74% 86% 68% 70%
C++ g++ 3.76 156,180 1624 11.55 97% 71% 71% 69%
Node js

v12.11.0

C++ g++

g++ (Ubuntu 8.3.0-6ubuntu1) 8.3.0