Caused by requests requiring heavy amounts of CPU. This wait is different from others as it accumulates on the runnable queue. It will not show in sys.os_waiting_tasks as the only thing the request is waiting on is the CPU itself

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Suggested solutions

  1. Indexing, look for high CPU queries
  2. Upgrade CPU capacity
  3. Ensure that the Windows Power Plan is set to High Performance
  4. For virtual servers ensure the host is not oversubscribed

Additional research

How to handle excessive SOS_SCHEDULER_YIELD wait type values in SQL Server
Optimizing SQL Server CPU Performance
Knee-Jerk Wait Statistics : SOS_SCHEDULER_YIELD

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