Simple question, really, but I’ll provide some details for context.
My Roon Core is running on a Mac Pro (early 2008, 2x 2.8Ghz quad-core Xeon, 6GB RAM) that’s in my basement, which runs headless - I connect only via Screen Sharing. I’m running Roon Server on it, the headless version of Roon, because why not?
Then I woke up this morning thinking (because I’m this kind of weirdo), what are the advantages of running Roon Server vs the regular Roon with the GUI front-end?
I thought it would be performance (as stated in the Roon Server KB article), but I did some memory/CPU comparisons, and when you add up all the components, it comes out to basically be the same in my tests. Even if I’m being generous, it wasn’t a major difference.
So, I’m wondering, what kind of performance difference should I be seeing?
p.s. More curious than anything (i.e. not a support issue). Not really having any problems, aside from noticing that after having Roon Server running for a couple weeks straight, it was using 1.5GB of memory vs the 320-360MB it uses normally (talking RoonAppliance, to be specific here).