NodePHP is an experimental project from David Coallier that turns NodeJS into a FastCGI server for PHP. This allows you to use NodeJS as your HTTP server, proxying requests to PHP-FPM in the same way that nginx does.
Between this and Photon, it’s nice to see people trying to innovate in the PHP stack. We were stuck with a legacy PHP stack at InstantAction, and I was considering writing something like this to give us more flexibility. node-fastcgi-parser has appeared since then, and I imagine that makes the job a bit more feasible.