fasta benchmark ≈240MB N=25,000,000

Each chart bar shows how many times slower, one ↓ fasta program was, compared to the fastest program.

These are not the only programs that could be written. These are not the only compilers and interpreters. These are not the only programming languages.

Column × shows how many times more each program used compared to the benchmark program that used least.

     sortsortsort
  ×   Program Source Code CPU secs Elapsed secs Memory KB Code B ≈ CPU Load
1.0C++ g++ #5 2.902.911,1761543  100% 1% 0% 0%
1.0Fortran Intel #4 2.992.992601327  0% 1% 100% 1%
1.1C gcc #5 3.243.256761261  100% 0% 2% 1%
1.2Haskell GHC #7 3.342.1115,5321550  44% 21% 44% 50%
1.3Haskell GHC #5 3.812.545,0361378  38% 27% 21% 66%
1.3Haskell GHC #2 3.923.652,440979  100% 3% 3% 2%
1.5C++ g++ #2 4.284.281,1681105  1% 1% 1% 100%
1.5Ada 2005 GNAT #5 4.314.321,7042186  100% 0% 1% 0%
1.5C++ g++ #3 4.334.331,1281286  0% 0% 0% 100%
1.5Fortran Intel #3 4.444.445241190  0% 1% 100% 0%
1.6Java  #4 4.784.6824,9481507  1% 65% 36% 2%
1.7C++ g++ 4.834.841,1681033  0% 100% 1% 0%
1.7C gcc #4 5.025.036321221  0% 0% 0% 100%
1.8Rust 5.175.176,1721211  1% 31% 70% 1%
1.8C gcc #6 5.291.812,3521914  89% 53% 54% 100%
2.0Java  #5 5.901.8231,6002457  80% 83% 80% 82%
2.1Haskell GHC #6 6.052.2113,2161567  61% 61% 91% 62%
2.2C++ g++ #4 6.266.275841266  0% 100% 1% 0%
2.2Fortran Intel 6.326.335241155  0% 0% 100% 0%
2.2Scala #3 6.396.2629,4881053  2% 89% 11% 1%
2.3Go #3 6.581.902,7601344  87% 86% 89% 87%
2.4C gcc 7.047.056681185  0% 97% 4% 0%
2.6C# Mono #2 7.467.4739,4121180  100% 1% 0% 1%
2.6Java  #2 7.627.5225,2361240  89% 2% 7% 6%
2.7Lisp SBCL #6 7.867.867,8361751  0% 0% 100% 1%
2.7Pascal Free Pascal #4 7.937.9381112  0% 100% 1% 0%
3.0Ada 2005 GNAT 8.588.591,6321346  0% 0% 0% 100%
3.0Dart 8.708.6023,2001386  0% 1% 2% 100%
3.0Go 8.778.777601036  0% 1% 1% 100%
3.5Scala 10.3010.1330,9281080  2% 99% 1% 2%
3.6F# Mono 10.4310.4340,548978  1% 100% 1% 0%
3.6C# Mono #4 10.534.55130,1161505  66% 61% 62% 44%
3.8Clojure #6 11.089.6954,6961653  6% 7% 96% 7%
4.0Lisp SBCL #3 11.7211.737,8441579  0% 1% 0% 100%
4.2OCaml #3 12.0512.066001042  1% 1% 100% 0%
4.5Clojure #5 13.0011.2660,2161839  5% 10% 96% 7%
4.6Racket #3 13.4213.4319,6481276  0% 0% 1% 100%
4.7Go #2 13.538.2710,3801388  33% 57% 49% 27%
5.1Lisp SBCL 14.8314.8324,4921419  1% 0% 100% 0%
5.5Lisp SBCL #2 16.0516.0624,4841617  0% 1% 100% 1%
17Erlang HiPE #2 49.8749.8824,1161164  1% 1% 1% 99%
17Racket 50.1350.1218,0281054  0% 0% 1% 100%
34Erlang HiPE 97.2997.3215,2881039  100% 1% 0% 1%
38Python 3 #3 109.42109.464,332977  23% 2% 100% 53%
39Perl 113.68113.7251,420838  1% 0% 0% 100%
41PHP #3 118.72118.762,5921030  0% 100% 1% 1%
44Python 3 #5 127.5445.962,479,9041933  76% 65% 78% 80%
82Python 3 238.94239.194,296792  11% 11% 62% 18%
83Ruby #5 240.42240.855,124987  45% 20% 29% 9%
83Ruby #4 240.98241.22197,180904  44% 47% 4% 7%
98Ruby #2 284.20284.29128,236732  16% 42% 1% 42%
107Perl #4 5 min5 min2,560934  20% 38% 7% 38%
128PHP #2 6 min6 min2,5881006  1% 35% 22% 44%
146Perl #2 7 min7 min2,556886  31% 35% 0% 36%
Haskell GHC #4 Bad Output1413
Haskell GHC Bad Output1421
OCaml #6 Failed1161
Ruby JRuby Failed760
"wrong" (different) algorithm / less comparable programs
0.8Perl #5 2.302.3015,2321113
0.8C gcc #2 2.392.391,2801169
4.6Haskell GHC #3 13.4312.538,0361408

 fasta benchmark : Generate and write random DNA sequences

You can write your own program for this task and contribute to the benchmarks game by following these general instructions.

More specifically:

diff program output N = 1000 with this 10KB output file to check your program is correct before contributing.

We are trying to show the performance of various programming language implementations - so we ask that contributed programs not only give the correct result, but also use the same algorithm to calculate that result.

Each program should

We'll use the generated FASTA file as input for other benchmarks (reverse-complement, k-nucleotide).

Random DNA sequences can be based on a variety of Random Models (554KB pdf). You can use Markov chains or independently distributed nucleotides to generate random DNA sequences online.

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