I'm editing on the server, using vim over an SSH connection. Uptime gives the following results:
19:27:25 up 4 days, 2:42, 1 user, load average: 189.24, 85.24, 37.96
Running top shows only a few processes running for me, and none of them are using CPU, but top's CPU usage summary hovers around:
Cpu(s): 31.2% user, 27.8% system, 0.0% nice, 41.0% idle
I've never checked out load numbers on one of my own Linux machines that's been under a high load, but that load number seems pretty high.