CPU Share Definition
The term “share” is used to define a portion of the system's CPU
resources that is allocated to a project. If you assign a greater number
of CPU shares to a project, relative to other projects, the project receives
more CPU resources from the fair share scheduler.
CPU shares are not equivalent to percentages of CPU resources. Shares are used
to define the relative importance of workloads in relation to other workloads. When
you assign CPU shares to a project, your primary concern is not the
number of shares the project has. Knowing how many shares the project has
in comparison with other projects is more important. You must also take into
account how many of those other projects will be competing with it
for CPU resources.
Note - Processes in projects with zero shares always run at the lowest system priority
(0). These processes only run when projects with nonzero shares are not using