Processor Shows you how the system is behaving, and you can click the graph to open the System Load Averages report to get historical data about load averages. The load average on the summary report is static. The load average graph shows an abstract representation of the system workload. It's not just a measure of CPU load but rather an abstract that tries to give you a general insight into how well the system is coping with the workload. The load average is an abstract value and uses CPU load, memory load and disk load to create the load average number. This means that a high load does not necessarily mean that the CPU is busy. Often disk load is the main reason for high load average due to web filter logging and reporting database index creation, see our knowledge base article, Understanding the Load Average graph and numbers on a Smoothwall.