I have three machines running on a shared datacenter network that sees some packet loss:
When I change from running 1 proxy on each of the machines, to a single proxy on one machine, the worst case latency improves considerably:
The current single proxy server is running at about 20% CPU.
The documentation advises against reducing the default number of proxy servers. Is this because a single proxy server may be a bottleneck at a higher throughput, or are there other reasons why there should be more than one even at smaller workloads? If a single proxy is a bad idea, I saw one forum post where a user had multiple proxy processes running on a single server - would that be a sensible alternative?