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5/6     I have a Dell linux box with 4 cores.  Is a normal load 4 ?
        or is a normal load 1 ? thanks.
        \_ What do you mean "a normal load"? Load is the number of
           processes in a runnable or uninterruptable state. So a quad
           core system can have a load of 4 w/o any process being blocked.
           [Addendum: This answer is for Linux.]
           \_ Dynix used to report load as number of processes divided by
              number of CPUs.  -tom