1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

HHVM Has Made PHP Even Faster With Greater Parity

Free Software

Published on 21 December 2013 02:42 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
2 Comments

After Facebook developers focused non-stop on improving the performance and language parity for the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM), they have now announced their outstanding results.

As a benchmark for their progress over the past three weeks of development to improve their open-source PHP interpreter, HHVM now passes about 99% of the unit tests from 21 popular open-source frameworks. HipHop developers also achieved a ~15% performance improvement across the board for their PHP interpreter that runs all the PHP code at Facebook.com.

The HipHop Virtual Machine has long been very fast and with nearly every update they make PHP on HHVM even faster. After this three-week lock-down, more PHP code runs on the HipHop Virtual Machine and it's doing so while boasting yet another large speed improvement. HHVM is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to the upstream PHP interpreter for production workloads outside of Facebook. The Phoronix Test Suite is HHVM-compatible and in my development work using HHVM it's been a great experience. The Anzwix back-end and some other projects of mine are also riding happily atop HHVM.

For those interested in all of the details about the latest round of HHVM improvements, see the project's blog post. The Facebook HHVM team has also committed to further major improvements in 2014. The code for this JIT compiler that's put out under the PHP/Zend licenses can be found on GitHub.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD's New Athlon/Semprons Give Old Phenom CPUs A Big Run For The Money
  2. 13-Way Low-End GPU Comparison With AMD's AM1 Athlon
  3. ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs
  4. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
Latest Linux Articles
  1. How Much Video RAM Is Needed For Catalyst R3 Graphics?
  2. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Cloud Benchmarks
  3. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  4. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
Latest Linux News
  1. Easter Yields The Linux 3.15-rc2 Kernel Release
  2. The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb
  3. Packard Bell LM85 Now Supported By Coreboot
  4. AmazonBasics External USB 2.0 DVD Writer For Linux
  5. TP-LINK TG-3468: A $12 Linux PCI-E Gigabit Network Adapter
  6. Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes
  7. AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs
  8. ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS
  9. eRacks Keeps Pushing Linux, Open-Source Systems After 15 Years
  10. Borderlands Is Being Considered For Linux
  11. Mesa 10.0 & 10.1 Stable Get Updated
  12. Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Catalyst 14.3 Beta
  4. Suggestions about how to make a Radeon HD 7790 work decently?
  5. Radeon 8000M problematic on Linux?
  6. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  7. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  8. Suspected PHP Proxy Issue