Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Requirements to Support AVX

For more information, do take a look at  Wikipedia Advanced Vector Extensions for more information.

Centos OS / RH OS
Linux Kernel must be 2.6.30 and above. CentOS 6.2 and later will have full support for AVX. See PGI Forum discussion ). Do upgrade the OS 

Intel Compilers
From the Wikipedia, Intel Compiler version 11.1 onwards support AVXIt is recommended to use icc version 12.1.8 to make it work. You may want to take a look at StackOverflow Forum

GNU Compilers:
From the Wikipedia, GNU Compilers 4.6 and above.

Sandy Bridge processor, Q1 2011[12]
Sandy Bridge E processor, Q4 2011[13]
Ivy Bridge processor, Q1 2012
Ivy Bridge E processor, Q3 2013
Haswell processor, Q2 2013.
Broadwell processor, 2014.

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