HHVM Performance Optimization for Large Scale Web Services

International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE)


HHVM is commonly developed for large online web services, yet there remains much room for optimizing HHVM performance. This paper discusses challenges and techniques in optimizing HHVM performance for Meta’s web service. We begin by evaluating the effectiveness of semantic request routing, a request routing method aimed at enhancing code cache performance in HHVM and examine its implications for optimizing HHVM performance. Second, we characterize HHVM performance for a large-scale datacenter and identify the challenges brought by uncontrollable confounding factors. Finally, we present the performance management framework for autotuning HHVM performance at scale.

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