We are currently running CentOS 5 update 4 on a Dell R910 server 16 cores/32 hyperthreaded with 64GB of memory. It is our main Oracle 11g DB server for one of our customers and is attached to an MD 3000 storage array. We are having a load averaging around 5 but see no swap in use, CPUs are pretty much idle and no I/O wait. We have Oracle dataguard turned on in transactional mode. I've checked everything that I can think of, there are no Oracle processes running which would cause a spike. Anyone have any ideas as to what to check next?
I have another R910 configured the same way and do not see any issues with the 3 databases running on that server. The load is at .5.