Came across a weird CPU graph on one of my database servers. It is a dual socket quad core machine with hyper threading enabled. The box is dedicated for SQL and SSIS. This graph looks more like a seismic graph than CPU. Any thoughts or has anyone encountered something like this before. What is unique is even the kernel shows the same seismic wave. ![alt text] : /storage/temp/402-weird_graph.png
Two of those processes look pretty normal, up & down, whatever. The rest... it really looks like there's something scheduled occurring there. I'd capture more metrics using perfmon to see better what's occurring. I'd also check the wait stats.