n-body benchmark N=5,000,000

Each chart bar shows how many times slower, one ↓ n-body 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.

    sort sortsort
  ×   Program Source Code CPU secs Elapsed secs Memory KB Code B ≈ CPU Load
1.0PyPy 2 6.556.5776,1601337  5% 1% 0% 100%
1.0PyPy 3 6.586.6066,2241315  5% 0% 0% 100%
1.0PyPy 2 6.606.6376,3241337  5% 100% 1% 1%
1.0PyPy 3 6.636.6566,9361315  6% 1% 1% 100%
1.0PyPy 2 6.576.8976,0841337  100% 1% 1% 1%
1.1PyPy 3 6.636.9566,8721315  100% 1% 2% 1%
1.9Cython 12.6412.668,7641392  8% 100% 9% 7%
2.0Cython 12.8212.858,7041392  13% 92% 16% 15%
2.0Cython 13.2013.228,7401392  14% 88% 25% 14%
4.5Pyston 29.4429.4526,5961337  0% 53% 0% 47%
4.5Pyston 29.4929.4926,6481337  0% 0% 100% 0%
4.7Pyston 31.0531.0626,7241337  2% 0% 98% 0%
5.4Nuitka 35.7135.7510,1761315  1% 0% 100% 1%
5.6Nuitka 36.5336.5510,2761315  1% 100% 1% 0%
5.6Nuitka 36.5636.5910,2761315  1% 43% 53% 6%
6.7Python 3 43.6443.709,0481315  7% 1% 94% 1%
6.8Python 3 44.4444.518,9161315  23% 1% 78% 1%
6.8Python 3 44.6944.769,0801315  10% 2% 84% 9%
7.4Python 2 48.9348.956,7401337  1% 0% 0% 100%
7.8Python 2 50.9450.996,6161337  2% 17% 80% 6%
7.9Python development version 52.1752.177,5241315  0% 49% 0% 51%
8.0Python development version 52.4752.477,7361315  0% 27% 0% 73%
8.0Python development version 52.7152.717,7121315  0% 0% 100% 0%
8.1Python 2 53.1753.336,6921337  30% 28% 64% 20%
8.3IronPython 55.2154.6763,0401337  0% 66% 0% 34%
8.4IronPython 55.0055.1965,2081337  69% 7% 11% 12%
8.6IronPython 56.3756.6963,3241337  30% 0% 68% 0%
8.9Numba 58.4358.4497,4921333  0% 100% 0% 0%
9.1Numba 59.6259.6297,3761333  0% 26% 0% 74%
9.1Numba 59.7460.0196,7361333  0% 0% 100% 0%
10Jython 71.2367.65297,4361337  28% 28% 24% 26%
10Jython 72.5868.57297,2521337  34% 21% 30% 21%
10Graal 70.0168.97480,1961315  4% 99% 7% 4%
11Jython 74.2070.26299,0881337  20% 25% 33% 28%
11Graal 71.3470.36487,8441315  12% 62% 47% 12%
11Graal 71.6570.57486,7601315  11% 88% 11% 22%
19MicroPython 123.17125.814,2841315  54% 55% 40% 39%
missing benchmark programs
Shedskin No program
Grumpy No program

 n-body benchmark : Double-precision N-body simulation

ndiff -abserr 1.0e-8 program output N = 1000 with this 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.

For background information see N-body problem. Useful symplectic integrators are freely available, for example the HNBody Symplectic Integration Package.

Thanks to Mark C. Lewis for this benchmark.

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