There is a mutual exclusion setup to precent one user from taking up 2x the system resources on the patch servers. Given that they are the same patch servers, it wouldn't be any faster in the end anyway (each would just patch at half speed).
More like patcher programmer of home sick vs. server programmer of head down fixing bugs :-)
I'm glad there's guys like you around because I hate software and coding with a passion. I mean like.. bury it neck deep in dirt and run over its head with a lawnmower kinda hate. I'm a hardware guy plain and simple. I'll leave the software to the smart guys.