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Strange CPU Graph

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][1] [1]: /storage/temp/402-weird_graph.png
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Grant Fritchey answered
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.
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Is this something the schedulers are not evenly loaded? what are the values of load_factor in sys.dm_os_schedulers?
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load_factor 0 = 1, 1 = 6, 2 = 7, 3 = 7.
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