I would like to know when was the Linux kernel modified to incorporate full support for AVX2 instruction sets.
I have tested some software using AVX2 instruction set that someone else claims is 20% faster in their hands on a Linux computer, but my tests were done on a server with avx2 support according to
/proc/cpuinfo using a kernel: 3.10.0-229.1.2.el7.x86_64
Is kernel 3.10.0 recent enough for full AVX2 support?
PS: rephrasing from a comment: what is the kernel that will support AVX2 fully for a binary compiled with the newest version of GCC, which presumably is the best for AVX2 support?