Microsoft recently announced the new Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro that offers unique support for server-grade PC hardware and is designed to meet the needs of compute-intensive workloads.
The new edition of Windows 10 Pro is designed specifically for advanced users deploying Workstation PCs in demanding and mission critical scenarios. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will become available with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, which will be delivered in mid-October.
Here’s more from Microsoft about the new edition and the features it offers for advanced users.
Resilient file system
The resilient file system (ReFS) gives users cloud-grade resiliency for their data on fault-tolerant storage spaces and makes it easier to manage large volumes of data. ReFS protects your data with integrity streams on mirrored storage spaces. Using those integrity streams, it can detect when data becomes corrupt and then use a healthy copy of your data on the other drive to correct and protect your information.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations uses nonvolatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N) hardware to give users the performance ability required to run demanding apps and data. NVDIMM-N enables users to read and write files with the fastest speed available using the computer’s main memory.
Faster file sharing
Another new feature, called SMB Direct, supports the use of network adapters that have Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) capability. Those network adapters are able to function at full speed with low latency using very little CPU.
Expanded hardware support
With Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, Microsoft is also expanding hardware support to solve some of the common pain points that users deal with when trying to take full advantage of the raw power of their machines. This expanded support will allow users to run Windows 10 Pro for Workstations on devices with high-performing configurations including server-grade Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors, with up to 4 CPUs, instead of today’s limit of 2 CPUs. They can also add massive memory up to 6TB, rather than being limited to the current 2TB.
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