[CentOS-devel] kernel upgrade for AVX support
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Sat Jul 6 13:05:36 UTC 2013
On 07/06/2013 02:14 PM, San B wrote:
> I've a CentOS-5.8 Linux installed on a server which has the
> Intel Xeon Sandy bridge 8 core, dual socket processor. As Sandybridge
> has AVX feature and can do 8 flops. But we're not able to take
> performance boost of AVX , as this feature not supported on CentOS-5.8.
> Is it possible to get AVX working, by just installing the
> CentOS-6.0 or 6.2 kernel on existing CentOS-5.8 OS, instead of doing
> re-installation with CentOS-6.2?
> We're even ready for compiling kernel source.
> Let us know what you suggest on this.
> Thanks in advance
First of all, latest version is 5.9, not 5.8. So there is an possibility
that some of the latest 5.9 kernels already support it. You should
update in any case.
There is an option of third-party kernel produced by www.elrepo.org (not
associated with CentOS!!!). Latest version of kernel is 3.0.85-1
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