Droplet Slowdown - expected?

Just made my first droplet, installing python and whatnot and basically setting everything up, and it’s taking forever. It sounds like my CPU is spinning hard and it’s strange because I thought most of the processing was happening server-side, not locally.

I’ve read in the forums that the server I’m connected to might be causing latency, but what I really don’t understand is why my CPU is taking the load. I’m fairly new to cloud computing so forgive my ignorance, but any help would be greatly appreciated

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I once had a similar problem… Run top while doing the slow installation and post here what it says in the third line (the one like %Cpu(s): 22,8 us, 1,3 sy, 0,0 ni, 75,7 id, 0,2 wa, 0,0 hi, 0,0 si, 0,0 st).