Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will be delivered as part of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, available this fall. This version is aimed at power users and businesses that need the ultimate performance for demanding tasks like video-editing, processing big data and more. Here’s what’s new about Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and the main features that make it stand out compared to other Windows 10 editions:
How is Windows 10 Pro for Workstations different? Four features that make it stand out!
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a new version of Windows that is created for power users and businesses that need the maximum performance possible from their workstations. Unlike consumer based versions of Windows 10, it features the following new features:
- ReFS (Resilient file system) is turned on by default. This file system is designed to be resilient to data corruption, optimized for handling large data volumes, auto-correcting and more. It protects your data with integrity streams on your mirrored storage spaces. ReFS detects when data becomes corrupt on one of the mirrored drives and uses a healthy copy of your data on the other drive to correct and protect your precious data.
- Persistent memory support. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations can work with non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N) hardware. NVDIMM-N enables you to read and write your files with the fastest speed possible: the speed of the computer’s main memory. Because NVDIMM-N is non-volatile memory, your files will still be there, even when you switch your workstation off.
- Faster file sharing. This new version includes a feature called SMB Direct, which supports the use of network adapters that have Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) capability. Network adapters that have RDMA can function at full speed with very low latency while minimally using the processor. For applications that access large data sets on remote SMB file shares, this feature enables increased throughput, low latency, and low processor utilization.
- Support for server grade processors. Users will be able to run Windows 10 Pro for Workstations on devices with high-performance configurations including server grade Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron processors, with up to 4 processors (today limited to 2 CPUs) and add massive memory up to 6TB (today limited to 2TB).
Imagine the possibilities of having Windows 10 work with server grade hardware and offering the data resilience you get from the ReFS file system.
What do you think about Windows 10 Pro for Workstations?
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