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processor E5-2620 supports RDRAND?

AKvas1
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Hello

I have a server platform Intel R1208GZ4GC and E5-2620 processors. I'm trying to use RDRAND, to generate random numbers. To put this code:

int _rdrand16_step(unsigned short *therand) {

unsigned char err;

asm volatile("rdrand %0 ; setc %1"

: "=r" (*therand), "=qm" (err));

return (int) err;

}

However, when compiling the error:

{standard input}: Assembler messages:

{standard input}:7191: Error: no such instruction: `rdrand %dx'

gmake: *** [../../main/main.o] Error 1

Operating system FreeBsd 8.3

Help me, please.

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Silvia_L_Intel1
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RdRand is support by the Ivy Bridge or 3rd generation processors.

The E5-2620 is a http://ark.intel.com/products/codename/33170/Sandy-Bridge-EP Sandy Bridge-EP, a 2nd generation processor therefore it does not support RdRand.

However, you may want to contact the software manufacture to find out the minimum requirements needed in order to work.

 

regards.

 

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AKvas1
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As it turned out the processor E5-2620 does not support rdrand. Your redirection was in vain.

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Silvia_L_Intel1
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RdRand is support by the Ivy Bridge or 3rd generation processors.

The E5-2620 is a http://ark.intel.com/products/codename/33170/Sandy-Bridge-EP Sandy Bridge-EP, a 2nd generation processor therefore it does not support RdRand.

However, you may want to contact the software manufacture to find out the minimum requirements needed in order to work.

 

regards.

 

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