In the previous blog, we learned that Taichi, a high-performance computing language embedded in Python, goes beyond a development tool for computer graphics and renderers but also comes in handy for numerical computation that involves massive operations on 2D and 3D arrays. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a typical scenario where Taichi can play a part.
Python has become the most popular language in many rapidly evolving sectors, such as deep learning and data sciences. Yet its easy readability comes at the cost of performance. Of course, we all complain about program performance from time to time, and Python should certainly not take all the blame. Still, it's fair to say that Python's nature as an interpreted language does not help, especially in computation-intensive scenarios (e.g., when there are multiple nested for loops).
In our recently published blog Is Taichi Lang able to make better use of the underlying hardware than other native, low-level programming languages? With this question in mind, we kick-started the benchmark project in an attempt to provide a comprehensive and accurate performance evaluation of Taichi Lang.
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