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Go programs versus C gcc

by benchmark task performance

reverse-complement
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 0.49 88,056 1278 0.87 27% 43% 28% 81%
C gcc 0.42 143,948 812 0.58 15% 26% 98% 2%
pidigits
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 2.02 8,588 603 2.02 100% 0% 1% 1%
C gcc 1.73 2,116 448 1.73 1% 99% 1% 0%
fasta
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 1.98 3,044 1344 5.65 75% 82% 47% 85%
C gcc 1.33 2,856 2249 5.28 100% 99% 100% 99%
fannkuch-redux
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 15.81 1,372 900 62.92 100% 100% 99% 99%
C gcc 8.97 1,660 910 35.00 98% 94% 99% 100%
spectral-norm
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 3.96 2,148 548 15.71 100% 99% 99% 99%
C gcc 1.99 1,824 1139 7.88 99% 99% 99% 100%
n-body
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 21.52 832 1310 21.52 1% 100% 0% 0%
C gcc 9.96 1,016 1490 9.95 1% 1% 1% 100%
k-nucleotide
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 16.08 149,180 1582 59.44 95% 90% 90% 97%
C gcc 5.38 129,772 1499 16.37 61% 82% 89% 74%
mandelbrot
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 5.64 31,312 894 22.41 99% 100% 99% 99%
C gcc 1.65 32,684 1135 6.53 99% 99% 100% 99%
binary-trees
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 34.77 269,068 654 132.04 95% 97% 95% 95%
C gcc 2.38 131,728 836 7.70 98% 87% 73% 68%
regex-redux
source secs mem gz cpu cpu load
Go 29.51 352,804 798 61.51 77% 49% 43% 40%
C gcc 1.45 155,768 1230 4.03 61% 64% 56% 100%
Go

go version go1.8.1 linux/amd64

C gcc

gcc (Ubuntu 6.3.0-12ubuntu2) 6.3.0 20170406