The transcoding of live streams is a very CPU intensive process and this is done when the stream is published regardless of any playback clients connected. I recommend that you try reducing the bitrate of the source stream as a test to see how much this reduces the CPU usage. The higher the quality of the source stream the more CPU is required to decode the stream and the same applies to the encodes Wowza is creating.
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