[CentOS-devel] kernel upgrade for AVX support

Sat Jul 6 12:14:08 UTC 2013
San B <forum.san at gmail.com>


          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
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