System Monitoring and Management – Part 2: Central Processing Unit (CPU) Usage.
This is the second in a series of posts about how we can mange hardware resources under Linux. This post would focus on understanding the CPU. The central processing unit ( CPU, sometimes called the processor) is the “brain” of a computer system – it does most of the computer’s actual computing. If you have a working Linux system, it is very important to learn a great deal about your CPU.