Is a load of 70 possible?

So i was load testing a site on a KVM, after finding an interesting load tester which can simulate many visitors.

out of curiosity i tried 5,000, and htop reported load of 70

the CPU is 2 dedicated vCores.

is this possible?

Load includes IO wait too, so even if the CPU is relatively low, it could be waiting for its turn to access the drive. Could also be a symptom of swapping when you run out of RAM.

Get a VPS with C@C and you’ll see loads like that all the time. :open_mouth: