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Facebook Considers Shift to ARM-based Servers

Facebook Logo It looks like Facebook also considers shift towards ARM-based servers.

A recent post on Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM) blog indicates that the team works on implementing ARM support. HHVM is a Facebook’s PHP engine that turns scripts into 64-bit x86 instructions.

Back in 2013 Facebook system engineer Amir Michael said that shifting to non-x86 chips for Facebook “It’s not a question of if; it’s a question of when”. So it looks like the time is finally coming considering Google intentions to also shift to ARM-based servers.

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Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/processors/facebook-php-engine-eyeing-move-to-arm-server-chips-1208297