For X, most of that "resident" is resident *video ram*, often mapped multiple times, and not system RAM. X servers always look like they are using a lot more system than they really are.
At any rate, when we switched from VNC to NX, I recall that the reduction in memory use was clearly discernable in the systat reports. Note that the 34MB for the Xvnc process represents 3.4GB with a hundred desktops running. When people tell me that program Q "only" consumes 34MB, I automatically multiply by 70 to see what the *real* consumption would be if my users were running it on my most heavily loaded server. It makes a difference.
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