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Rule of thumb to compare number of context switches on Linux and Windows

I am looking for a rough value to compare context switches between Windows and Linux (same hardware and similar load assumed). I found that Windows seems to have a smaller range of timeslice lengths ...
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My linux server “Number of processes created” and “Context switches” are growing incredibly fast

I have a strange behaviour in my server :-/. Is a OpenVZ VPS (I think is OpenVZ, because /proc/user_beancounters exists and df -h returns /dev/simfs drive. Also ifconfig returns venet0). When I do cat ...
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How many Context Switches is “normal” (as a function of CPU cores (or other))?

Do any of you have a rule of thumb as to how many context switches (per processor core) is Normal on a Linux server? My college here brought it up, and he's seeing 16K on a 8-core x86_64 machine. ...