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From Nick Pomfret <>
Subject mlib model build and low CPU usage
Date Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:13:57 GMT
I'm building a model in a stand alone cluster with just a single worker
limited to use 3 cores and 4GB ram.  The node starts up and spits out the

Starting Spark worker with 3 cores, 4.0 GB RAM

During the model train (SVMWithSGD) the CPU on the worker is very low.  It
barley gets above 25% of a single core.  I've tried adjusting the number of
cores but no matter what it the CPU usage seems to average around 25% (of 1
just core).

The machine is running OS x with a quad core i7.

Is this expected behaviour?  It feels like the cpu is massively under

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