How does the CPU scheduling work on Standard Next Generation servers?

Note: General Purpose Cloud Servers have specific virtual CPU allocations, as detailed on the Cloud Servers pricing page.  The following information on CPU scheduling applies only to next-generation standard (for example, not General Purpose) Cloud Servers.

For Windows images, each Cloud Server is assigned a number of virtual cores based on the size of the Cloud Server. The Standard 1 GB Cloud Server receives 1 virtual core, the standard 2 GB and 4 GB Cloud Servers receive 2 virtual cores, the standard 8 GB and 15.5 GB Cloud Servers receive 4 virtual cores, and the standard 30GB servers receive 8 virtual cores. Each of these cores is given equal weight when allocating CPU cycles.

For Linux distributions, each Standard Cloud Server is assigned the number of virtual cores and the CPU cycles allocated to these cores, as selected when creating the server in the Control Panel.

All standard Cloud Servers receive a guaranteed minimum amount of CPU cycles with the ability to burst when excess cycles are available.

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