I would like to max my cpu usage for foreseeable future. Can I?

Posted June 7, 2019 2.3k views
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I need to do math. Math is hard.

I would use 100% CPU for foreseeable future. Is this allowed?

I have old account and all is prepaid.

I would use a new 3 CPU 15$ droplet.

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Our Standard Droplets provide shared vCPU cores, which are more suitable for lighter workloads that do not require dedicated threads or higher levels of compute/processing power.

If your workload or application requires scaling CPU usage to 100% for extended periods of time, I would recommend using our CPU Optimized or General Purpose Droplets as they would be better suited and would provide the best overall performance.

While occasionally utilizing 100% CPU on our Standard Droplets should not be an issue, there may be some degree of a performance hit (CPU steal) due to the shared nature of the vCPU’s.