Regarding CPU usage



I am using a C6 hourly machine with 16 GB RAM and 8 CPU’S,

while running a deep learning code my CPU usage is shown as 710 %. Whether it is using all my 8 CPU’s or 1 CPU among 8 CPU? Can someone help me to understand what does this mean?

I wanted to run multiple codes in parallel for my deep learning work so that’s why i was checking for my CPU’s performance.


Hey Ramji!

What you’re seeing is the sum of all cores. The top command, by default, displays the sum of all cores in a multi-core system.

You can use mpstat -P ALL 1 to list what each core is doing or type the “i” key while running top.

See the following threads for more info:

Hope this helps!


Thank You . Christopher !!!