Server load numbers represent what?

Sorry, I’m sure I’ve seen the answer to this somewhere, but I can’t find it!

What do the numbers in the server panel in the IDE actually represent? Particularly the percentages? I’m doing some benchmarking on different machines, want to know what I’m looking at.

DSP percentage is the amount of time it took to complete the calculations for one hardware buffer of audio, divided by the hardware buffer duration.

Because this measurement will fluctuate a lot, SC keeps a moving window of the last few measurements, and reports the maximum and average within the window.


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