Facebook Brings HHVM To ARM 64-bit
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler on 9 March 2017 at 12:24 PM EST. 9 Comments
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It looks like Facebook could be exploring more from ARM servers in their data centers as they have now brought their HHVM PHP implementation to AArch64.

HHVM has been adapted to now run on ARM 64-bit (AArch64) thanks to work done by Facebook and the ARM open-source community. They had to make various adjustments to their JIT compilation path to support AArch64 as an alternative to x86_64, but they have achieved it now.

There still are more performance optimizations and profiling work to carry out, but so far it's up and running. Those interested in getting the HipHop Virtual Machine running on AArch64/ARM 64-bit for faster PHP performance or supporting the Hack language, see the HHVM blog for more details.
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