Hello HipHop users and developers!

Today July 26, 2010 we announce our HipHop branch/extension that aims to push the integration of Intel’s Threading Building Blocks library into HipHop beyond the already utilized data structures (such as the concurrent_hash_map).
In particular we are looking to get some parallel functionality exposed to PHP itself through this extension.

We have already had some initial success with a parallel_for implementation that can be used from PHP scripts using a familiar API (Aligned with the C++ API but slightly modified to better suit PHP style).

Our repository can be found at http://github.com/OpenParallel/hiphop-php, the extension is simply named tbb, and can be found in the usual paths in the source tree.

The thread TBB in HipHop shows the discussion with Facebook engineers about our work