Facebook Planning To Ramp Up Investment In LLVM, Hire More Compiler Engineers

Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 21 March 2020 at 07:46 PM EDT. 12 Comments
Facebook is looking to hire more compiler engineers as they ramp up their investment in LLVM and its sub-projects like the Clang C/C++ compiler and LLD linker.

Additionally, Facebook is planning to increase their upstream contributions to the LLVM-based Swift programming language.

Facebook is looking to ramp up their contributions to upstream LLVM in the name of squeezing even better performance out of it and they are already using LLVM as their default toolchain internally.

Thanks to leveraging LLVM, Facebook engineers have also been working on interesting experiments like the BOLT binary optimizer.

Nadav Rotem, the Director of the AI Backend Compiler Team at Facebook, shared their plans about ramping up their contributions to the upstream LLVM open-source ecosystem and onboarding more compiler engineers at the company.
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