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Load average represents a damped "average" of how many jobs are running or trying to run.
If your machine has 1 cpu or 24 cpus, and you have two cpu-bound jobs running, your load average should be close to 2.
On a 1 CPU machine, your CPU will tend to be 0% idle, and each job will be running about half the time.
On a 2 CPU machine, your CPU will tend to be 0% idle, and each job will be running all the time.
With more than 2 CPUs, your idle% will increase, but your load average will still be 2.