A Process is a single execution of the action needed to perform PDF compression. Multiple Processes will perform simultaneous executions of the action, consume more system resources, and result in faster processing.
How many Processes do I need?
The number of Processes you need depends on a few things:
- The size and content of your files (i.e. images, graphics, embedded fonts)
- Your system configuration (i.e. server size, CPUs, etc.)
- How fast you want to complete your compression process
The more complex the content of your files and the faster you want to complete the compression process, the more Processes you will need. Deploying less Processes across multiple servers can also lead to faster compression processing time.
Results will vary significantly depending on your individual system configuration, but below are general guidelines to help you select the optimal number of processes.
System configuration: WinServer 2016: XEON CPU E4-2673, 8 Cores, 16 Logical: 64GB RAM SSD Drive
|Number of Processes||Total Size of Source files (GB)||Time to process (hours)|
|1 - Evaluation only||100||10|
What if I want to increase the number of Processes I’m currently using?
The number of Processes you can use is controlled by the license that you have. You can increase your Process count by purchasing a new license key (Processes are currently offered in 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 count increments). Once you have been provided your new license key, enter the serial number into the License Manager and adjust the Max Processes under the Action Settings in the user interface and restart the service.